Conversatio Divina

Learning from a Sunflower

Learning from a Sunflower: Being Formed in the World

The spiritual formation paradigm has had significant impact on American Christianity over the past four decades. The paradigm communicates a vibrant vision of reality in God’s Kingdom as well as a set of practices for tangible spiritual growth. As we look at it today, what might the spiritual formation paradigm have to offer our fragmented world? Are there new ways to imagine models of transformation that can help expand spiritual growth both in personal devotion and in the public sphere? What cultural barriers stand in the way of such transformation? These are some of the questions Mariah Velásquez, Director of the Martin Institute’s Incarnatio Center, explored in a recent report commissioned by the Martin Institute for Christianity & Culture and co-sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

This article is the latest addition to series titled, Spiritual Formation in Context.