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Silent God, Silent Man

Silent God, Silent Man

With so many eager to jump on the Spiritual Formation bandwagon, few have stopped to ask the serious questions: where did this movement come from? What are its philosophical and theological origins? Is Spiritual Formation really just discipleship, or is there something subtler and more subversive at play? Silent God, Silent Man tackles all of these issues head-on and explores the intimate relationship between Spiritual Formation and mysticism, Gnosticism, universalism, postmodernism, and radical ecumenism. Thoroughly documented and clearly presented, Silent God, Silent Man lays out in detail the warning signs both in your spiritual walk and in your local church and provides you with the tools you need to discern the truth in troubling times.

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The Enneagram – A History (Part 2)

The Enneagram – A History (Part 2)

No series on the history of the Enneagram is complete without a close examination of George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, the man and his teachings. This article digs deeply into Gurdjieff’s life and his teaching in order to uncover many unsavory and inconsistent aspects of the modern Enneagram.

The Appeal to Intent: An Antidote

Too often pastors and teachers hide from their biblical responsibilities behind a rhetorical device called the appeal to intent. This article explores the appeal to intent argument and proposes a philosophical approach based upon biblical teaching. Running into the appeal to intent? Now we have an antidote.

Think Tank Opinion

The Theology Think Tank opinion blog is your spot for regular insights, analysis, and opinions on the things that matter most.

The Appeal to Intent: An Antidote

The Appeal to Intent: An Antidote

Too often pastors and teachers hide from their biblical responsibilities behind a rhetorical device called the appeal to intent. This article explores the appeal to intent argument and proposes a philosophical approach based upon biblical teaching. Running into the appeal to intent? Now we have an antidote.

The Ontological Argument

The Ontological Argument

Professional philosophers commonly regard the Ontological Argument as the best single logical argument in favor of God’s existence. In fact, many secular philosophers have conceded that the Modal Ontological Argument holds up under even the most rigorous scrutiny.

The Enneagram: The Appeal to Moral Neutrality

The Enneagram: The Appeal to Moral Neutrality

In their eagerness to defend the Enneagram from criticism many mystics claim that the Enneagram is merely a tool that can be used for good or ill without realizing that doing so undermines mysticism’s core tenets. This article calls upon mystics to either declare the Enneagram sacred or deny it altogether.

Christian Living, Part 01: The Christian

Christian Living, Part 01: The Christian

Christian living is nothing more than living Life—which is Jesus Christ himself. In this first of a multipart series we get an overview of the Christian Life and begin analyzing the Biblical model of Christian psycho-spiritual functionality, focusing on concepts like body, soul, heart, and spirit.

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