Tag: Dallas Willard

  • Seeing God Clearly – – – Dallas Willard

    Seeing God Clearly  – – – Dallas Willard

    Seeing God clearly Vision of God secures humility. Seeing God for who He is enables us to see ourselves for who we are. This makes us bold, for we see clearly what great good and evil are at issue, and we see that it is not up to us to accomplish it, but up to […]

  • The Importance of Study – – – Dallas Willard

    The Importance of Study – – – Dallas Willard

    The importance of study In the spiritual discipline of study we engage ourselves, above all, with the written and spoken Word of God. Here is the chief positive counterpart of solitude. As solitude is the primary discipline of abstinence for the early part of our spiritual life, so study is the primary discipline of engagement. […]

  • God Wants to Be Seen

    God Wants to Be Seen

    God wants to be seen God is, without special theophanies, seen everywhere by those who long have lived for him. No doubt God wants us to see him. That is a part of his nature as outpouring love. Love always wants to be known. Thus he seeks for those who could safely and rightly worship […]

  • How to Bring Peace and Unity to Humanity

    How to Bring Peace and Unity to Humanity

    The unity of humankind is to be achieved by witness to truth in love, co-working with God. In a remarkable continuity with Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:19, Mark 16:15, and Paul’s repeated affirmations of human unity under Christ in his letters (Col. 3:11), the prophet Isaiah spoke long ago to Israel for the God of Israel: “It is too […]

  • The Value of Solitude — Dallas Willard

    The Value of Solitude  — Dallas Willard

    The Value of Solitude We have already seen what a large role solitude played in the life of our Lord and the great ones in His Way. In solitude, we purposefully abstain from interaction with other human beings, denying ourselves companionship and all that comes from our conscious interaction with others. We close ourselves away; […]

  • How Did Jesus Define Discipleship?

    How Did Jesus Define Discipleship?

    What did Jesus intend for his “disciples”? After Jesus had completed all that he intended to do on earth “in the days of his flesh,” he left his little group of apprentices or “disciples” to keep on doing what he had been doing while he was with them, but now they were to do it […]

  • Spiritual Formation is Both Theological and Psychological — Dallas Willard

    Spiritual Formation is Both Theological and Psychological  — Dallas Willard

    Spiritual formation is theological and psychological The processes of spiritual formation thus understood require precise, testable, thorough knowledge of the human self. Psychological and theological understanding of the spiritual life must go hand in hand. Neither of them is complete without the other. A psychology that is Christian, in the sense of a comprehensive understanding […]

  • God Wants to be Seen — Dallas Willard

    God Wants to be Seen — Dallas Willard

    God wants to be seen God is, without special theophanies, seen everywhere by those who long have lived for him. No doubt God wants us to see him. That is a part of his nature as outpouring love. Love always wants to be known. Thus he seeks for those who could safely and rightly worship […]

  • Jesus Made the Kingdom of God Present on Earth — Dallas Willard

    Jesus Made the Kingdom of God Present on Earth — Dallas Willard

    Jesus made the kingdom of God present What Jesus did in his special time on earth long ago was to make the kingdom of God, which he also referred to as the “kingdom of the heavens,” tangibly present among ordinary human beings. And the people of his time were “ordinary” all right, leading regular human […]

  • The Path of Liberation is Found in the Disciplines

    The Path of Liberation is Found in the Disciplines

    Path of Liberation Through the Disciplines Experimental, prayerful implementation of solitude, silence, fasting—and other appropriate practices, such as service, fellowship, worship, and study (there is no such thing as a complete list of spiritual disciplines)—will certainly liberate us into the riches of Kingdom living. They are the key to the keys. We do not have […]