Christ-followers can’t escape spiritual formation.
Well, neither can anyone else since everything we do spiritually forms us, but for Christians the idea of “spiritual formation” is increasingly becoming the topic du jour.
That’s good and bad.
It’s wonderful people are taking spiritual disciplines and spiritual formation seriously. Enough of us dated other spiritual approaches – merely going to church, Bible study without heart commitment, worship without engagement, etc… – and discovered if we didn’t do something strong and strange and different, we’d look back wondering why we didn’t do more to practice the presence of God.
Yet in our all the newness an conversation surrounding ancient practices, there are 5 lies we tend to believe: