Monday, September 22, 2008
Hello, just wanted to let everyone know that a chapter I submitted as part of a book project has just been released. The book is Foundations of Spiritual Formation: A Community Approach to Becoming More Like Christ. I contributed the first chapter, Introducing Spiritual Formation, in which I attempt to lay the theological framework for how God changes us to become more like Jesus. Among others, I address questions like do we do the changing or does God? and where does the Gospel fit in with this?
Howard Hendricks wrote the foreword and several notable scholars contributed to the work: Darrell Bock, Klaus Issler, and Richard Averbeck among others.
God opened this door for me to walk through and I am thankful to have been invited to participate in this team effort by Paul Pettit, the director of Spiritual Formation at Dallas Theological Seminary.