Category Archives: Dallas Willard

Living as a Plain Brown Wrapper A Personal Theology of Ministry

For the full footnoted essay email chisholm@prestoncrest.org It is the centerpiece of Christian symbolism and the prime directive for Christian theology. It is the highest form of Christian jewelry, usually made of gold or silver. It has been called by … Continue reading

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Spiritual Formation …………… Do You Believe Him?

I used to think that there were two components involved in spiritual growth: (1) What I Am. (2) What I Should Be. And, of course, the goal of the Christian life is to simply move from what I am to … Continue reading

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What Do Your Relationships Weigh?

For ten years I was a campus minister, first at Memphis State University and later at Southwest Missouri State. I did a lot of premarital counseling and performed a lot of weddings. I helped these students prepare to begin, but … Continue reading

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