Conversatio Divina

Part 7 of 15

Just How Smart is Jesus? Testing His Theory of Transformation in an Academic Setting

Daniel Napier

This talk is from the session, Spiritual Formation Across the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum, the fourth general session of the 2018 Experiencing Life with God Conference, an academic conference hosted by the Martin Institute of Westmont College and Renovaré. Here is Daniel Napier's description: Dallas Willard challenged us to consider Jesus the most intelligent person who ever lived. In taking Dallas Willard’s challenge, I discovered that Jesus offered a coherent theory of lasting personal change. What is involved? Transformation of three life-elements: ideas, everyday disciplines, and social identity. Let’s imagine what seminary formation might become if we followed Jesus’ model.