Conversatio Divina

Forming an Authentic Self in an Inauthentic World

Does it seem like there are two “selves” deep inside of you, battling for control of the steering wheel of your life? If so, that may well be due to the fact that there are two different forms of life there.

According to Martin Institute Senior Fellow, Ken Boa, with birth, we all receive the gift of bios, or biological life, but an even greater gift is zoe, a radically new form of life that is the life of Christ in us.

In Ken’s essay, you’ll learn more about what many in spiritual formation circles refer to as the True and False self, and how these relate to some of the Apostle Paul’s thinking. And you’ll also be provided with a variety of suggested exercises and reflections.