Formation Articles

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Spiritual Formation: A Definition

We observe that the term “spiritual formation” has become a mysterious and even controversial subject in the evangelical church today. We provide a definition, a brief history, and a justification for the term.

Evangelicalism's Relationship with Spiritual Formation

We are products not only of our own decisions, but also of the culture in which we live. American evangelicalism has a particular culture that affects its relationship with contemporary concepts of spiritual formation, and it may be useful to consider that culture and some of its historical roots so as to understand how and why the movement reacts to formational ideas.