A Light in the Formation Fog.
Today was the second day in the Spiritual Formation Forum, and I must admit I was greatly refreshed by one of the workshops. Dr. Richard Averbeck did a lecture on the theology of Spiritual Formation. It was a wonderful light shining in the conference. He was not afraid to ground it in scripture. We studied the nature of man pre-fall and post-fall, and he made no mistake that this was the meta-narrative; the story of stories by which all stories must be judged. There was a lot he didn't cover like what he thinks about the Justification/Sanctification distinction, but what I heard was good. This was one lecture that showed the difference between some in the Spiritual Formation movement and the emergent church.
P.S. I will most likely be posting a post on the emergent church, but it is quite long.