Category Archives: Spiritual Formation

Do You Have a Plan? (part 1)

I recently returned from leading a Spiritual Formation Conference with a wonderful group of 19 ministers from all around Ghana, West Africa. My good friend Fred Asare hosted the conference at the Village of Hope. It was a time of quiet … Continue reading

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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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cul-de-sac living

I really like the thoughtful writing of Ken Gire. Here is a piece from his, Windows of the Soul.  It gave me a good start to my day. It is, I suppose, possible to speak of the soul without speaking … Continue reading

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Faith Is Not An Evacuation Plan

Many of us grew up with a heavy dose of heaven hymnology. Sing To Me Of Heaven When We All Get To Heaven In The Sweet By And By Beyond The Sunset Face To Face With Christ My Savor There’s … Continue reading

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