Spirit House and Tiny Thoughts is a short collection of contemplations to peruse. Constructed in a simple style, 'Spirit House' is an interesting group of poems making this little book attractive and thought provoking. A quick-to-read book touching some aspects of life that one may encounter. The writing is philosophical and spiritual in nature with gentle layering to stimulate the mind. Take a light few moments to help connect with your life again.
Recent years have seen growing popular absorption with 'spirituality' in all its forms. But as this study shows, it is largely separated from theology. Spirituality has grown more self-referential and is subverted by consumerist mentality, while theology has grown critically proficient but uneasy in speaking from or to the heart of Christian mysteries. Through a study of exemplary writers such as Gregory of Nyssa, McIntosh recovers an understanding of the inner integrity of mystical consciousness and theological expression. The final chapters test the possibility of renewed conversation between spirituality and theology by drawing on spiritual traditions to re-think contemporary problems in Trinitarian thought, christology, and the understanding of the self. This book offers not only an analysis of spirituality and theology in the eras of their united activity, but also a hermeneutic for the theological appropriation of spirituality and a sustained argument for the renewal of mystical theology.
"The DIALOG SERIES offers Bible-based, life-related studies for small groups, Sunday School classes, or personal discoveries. Each 7-week study is written by qualified and thought-provoking Christian thinkers to promote community and growth in Christ. Summary
Just as an apple tree produces apples, Christians are called to produce fruit from a life lived by God's Spirit. Based on Galatians 5:22-23, The Fruit of the Spirit: Evidence of a Flourishing Christian Life will help you examine each spiritual fruit (love, joy, peace, forbearance, goodness, kindness, gentleness, faithfulness, self-control) and model these virtues in your life.
Through this study you will learn how Christian character is not achieved by human effort, but through a life lived by the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit."
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