TTSF 501: Introduction to Spiritual Formation [Audio]


Dr. John Coe, Founder and Director of Biola's Institute for Spiritual Formation, presents an introductory study of the nature of spiritual theology and formation, which attempts to understand the nature of new life in Christ, the process of formation in the Spirit and the directives for cooperating with His work. Attention is given to the implications of Spiritual Theology for seminary training and classroom experience. Particular attention is given to understanding the implications of life in Christ regarding guilt, shame and legalism as well as the New Covenant ministry of the Spirit in transforming the heart in light of the dynamics of original sin, early relational development and the habits of sin developed over time. Attention is also given to developmental spirituality, how the Spirit transforms the heart over time and how this affects ministries of teaching, preaching and discipleship in the church.


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Spiritual Theology, and the Heart / John H Coe

Dr. John Coe walks through practical ways in which listeners can open their hearts to the Lord throughout the day. Dr. Coe encourages the disciplined pursuit of a virtuous life that is dependent upon the fullness of the Spirit.