THE STORY OF FAITH still has a narrative arc: a beginning, middle, and end. We do have a sense of where this whole thing is headed, even if we can’t prescribe every stage of the journey for each unique individual. Being formed in the image of Christ is the process and goal of spiritual formation: That’s what we’re working and praying toward; that’s what we’re helping youth to become: “little Christs” — Christians who reflect the image of Jesus to the world.
– Sarah Arthur
The God-Hungry Imagination
From page 57 of The God-Hungry Imagination: The Art of Storytelling for Postmodern Youth Ministry by Sarah Arthur. Copyright © 2007 by Sarah Arthur. All rights reserved. Used bypermission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
How do you define “spiritual formation?” Share your thoughts.
How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
Psalm 133:1, NRSV
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This week we remember: Ephrem (June 18).
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