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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: 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.

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 Hell You Say Doesn’t Exist

The Hell You Say Doesn’t Exist

Does hell exist? Increasingly pastors, preachers, and teachers are answering ‘no’ to this question. But what do Jesus and the Bible teach us about hell? In this article we examine the Scriptures to find the truth about hell.

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.

The Enneagram – A History (Part 1)

The Enneagram – A History (Part 1)

The Enneagram has become an absolute rage in Christian circles, but its recent and ancient history leaves many with more questions than answers. In this first of a three part series we delve into the history of the Enneagram to uncover the mystery behind its origins, purposes, and uses.

Goliath: The Biggest Underdog?

Goliath: The Biggest Underdog?

We’re all familiar with the story of David and Goliath, but a relatively recent trend of Biblical reinterpretation has led to rethinking the famous passage. The question, however, remains: does this “rethinking” get the story right?

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