The Deepening Quality of Suffering (Avoiding Superficial Spirituality Part 10)

“No soul will ever grow deep in the spiritual life unless God works in that soul by means of the dark night.” This is a line from the famous poem called, The Dark Night of the Soul, which Saint John of the Cross wrote from his ten-by-six feet prison cell in which he was imprisoned …

Opening to New Experiences (Avoiding Superficial Spirituality Part 9)

“Do not measure yourself by how much road you have covered thus far; rather measure with your eyes set on how much more there is in front of you.” (Jeanne Guyon wrote this to her cousin François Fénelon) For the last few weeks we’ve been talking about things that influence our spiritual depth: a sense …

Widening our Doctrinal Definitions (Avoiding Superficial Spirituality Part 7) 

  “Theological reflection is a pilgrimage in which change should be celebrated, not feared.” Clark Pinnock We’ve been talking about deepening our walk with the Almighty, and certain attitudes we must cultivate if we want to explore “the deep things of God.” (See at the bottom of this post links to previous ones on the …

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