Formation is as much about the kind of person we become as it is about the kind of world that becomes from our person.
We often imagine formation in Christ as a private devotional matter that we share with other Christians. It is important that we press further and reflect upon the broader context of our spiritual lives.
Considering the huge impact and influence Dallas Willard has had on Christians, it’s easy to forget that he also lived out his spiritual life in the classroom context, as a professor of philosophy at USC.
In the latest installment of our “Spiritual Formation in Context” series Michael Di Fuccia, Director of the Martin Institute’s Cultura Fellowship, talks with Cultura Fellow Brandon Paradise about what it was like for Brandon as student in Willard’s classroom and how Willard’s life in Christ shaped that unique space.
In Renovation of the Heart Dallas Willard writes, ‘Any successful plan for spiritual formation, whether for the individual or group, will in fact be significantly similar to the Alcoholics 12 step Program.’ In this series of short talks entitled Live for a Change Trevor Hudson explores this observation more deeply. Each session has a short input, as well as a handout with questions for personal reflection and group conversation. Those wanting to use this resource with a small group are invited to journey through the material online with Trevor on the dates given below.
Dates and Time:
PST: 9:00; EST: 12:00; South Africa: 6:00 PM