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Foreword: I Told Me So: Self-Deception and the Christian Life

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In his teachings Jesus Christ picked up on a note struck by the prophet Isaiah: "This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far away from me." (Mark 7:6, Isaiah 29:13) The apostle Paul famously remarked upon the incongruity...

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Foreword: Renovation of the Church: What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation

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“How do you present the radical message of Christ in a church that catered to the religious demands of the nominally committed?” This book confronts that question and answers it. In other words, if we have gathered people...

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Foreword: The Gift of Work

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We human beings are situated in a world structured by small and large systems of hidden powers. On the physical side, the wheel and the lever, heat (fire, steam, internal combustion engines), electricity, and the atom are all illustrations of...

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Foreword: Whole Life Transformation

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Whole Life Transformation places before us exactly what its title suggests. The message is that success in ministry and in life is found by becoming on the "inside" the kind of person who lives in the kingdom of God here...

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Frank Laubach’s Letters by a Modern Mystic

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A Pennsylvanian trained at Princeton, Union Theological Seminary, and Columbia University (Ph.D. in sociology, 1915), Laubach went to the Philippines under the American Board of Foreign Missions. After fourteen years of successful teaching, writing, and administration at Cagayn and Manila,...

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Getting Love Right

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This is an 11-page paper presented by Dr. Willard at a Christian Counselors' conference in 2007, in which Dr. Willard explains the importance of the Apostle Paul's teaching on love. "It is Paul who really helps us to understand the...

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Going Deeper

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Going Deeper is available from the Online Response website.

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Good Person: A Matter of the Heart (The)

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The morally good person, I would say, is a person who is intent upon advancing the various goods of human life with which they are effectively in contact, in a manner that respects their relative degrees of importance and the...

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Happy Graduation from Amoral University

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Professor Willard’s Advice to Graduates: This interview is published on the To The Source web site.

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Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Phenomenology

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Counseling Practice and Its Knowledge Base Counseling is a practical field, in which specific actions are taken to achieve prescribed ends. The field exists for the sake of those ends, but, like all practical domains, it presupposes a body of...

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How Concepts Relate the Mind to its Objects:  The ‘God’s Eye View’ Vindicated

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I What is it for an object to be "before" the mind in thought, or in consciousness generally? And how, exactly, are "concepts" necessarily involved in such a case? Everyone seems to agree that they are involved. There must in...

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How Do We Assess Spiritual Growth?

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How can churches know if they are being effective at making disciples? Many churches are measuring the wrong things. We measure things like attendance and giving, but we should be looking at more fundamental things like anger, contempt, honesty, and...

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How Does the Disciple Live?

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How the disciple lives naturally comes out of who the disciple is. As Jesus’ disciple, I am his apprentice in kingdom living. I am learning from him how to lead my life in the Kingdom of the Heavens as...

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How Reason Can Survive The Modern University: The Moral Foundations Of Rationality

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When I speak of reason surviving the modern university, I refer to reason as a living, social practice. Reason as a human faculty or as a mental function, and all that essentially pertains to it, is perhaps in no danger....

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Human Body and Spiritual Growth (The)

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"Spiritual formation" is the process through which those who love and trust Jesus Christ effectively take on His character. When this process is what it should be, they increasingly live their lives as He would if He were in their...

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Hume’s Remarks About “Monkish Virtues”

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My strategy will be to discuss the three main points in Professor King's paper, which will bring us, at point three, to Professor Davie's position. I agree with Professor King that Elizabeth Dimm does not succeed in convicting...

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Husserl’s Critique of ‘Extensional’ Logic: ‘A Logic That Does Not Understand Itself’

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I In Part II of Husserl's "great last work," as the Crisis is sometimes called, we find two passages in which he comments upon what he took to be an important and utter failure on the part of "die...

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Idaho Springs Inquiries Concerning Spiritual Formation

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In the fall of 1999 a small group of Christian teachers gathered in retreat near Idaho Springs, Colorado to prayerfully reflect on the meaning and prospects of Christian spiritual formation today. With no human authority, but deep concern for the life...

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Integrity of the Mental Act: Husserlian Reflections on a Fregian Problem (The)

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There is a general structure present in the event of something standing before us as the object of our consciousness. Obviously, for not just any event is an event of this sort. Such an event must be one with characteristic...

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Intentionality and the Substance of the Self

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When I was first contacted about contributing to this session, the thought expressed to me was that it might be good to do something to promote dialogue between Continental and Analytic temperaments within the Society of Christian Philosophers. That was...

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Introduction: Life Without Lack

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We have all things and abound; not because I have a good store of money in the bank, not because I have skill and wit with which to win my bread, but because the Lord is my shepherd. —Charles...

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Introduction: Teresa of Avila: Selections from The Interior Castle

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I first studied Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle twenty or so years ago, after many years of efforts to understand, live, and communicate what the spiritual life portrayed in the Bible was meant to be. I had found...

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Is Derrida’s View of Ideal Being Rationally Defensible?

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"Certainly, there be that delight in giddiness; and count it a bondage to fix a belief; affecting freewill in thinking as well as in acting. And though the sects of philosophers of that kind be gone, yet there remain certain...

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Jesus The Logician

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ABSTRACT: In understanding how discipleship to Jesus Christ works, a major issue is how he automatically presents himself to our minds. It is characteristic of most 20th century Christians that he does not automatically come to mind as one of...

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Key to the Keys of the Kingdom (The)

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A pastor confided in me that he loved to spend a short while reading the newspaper in the morning, but felt it would be irresponsible. This was only one of many things he either denied himself or felt guilty about...

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