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Robert E. Webber

November 19, 2012: The Choice to Will God’s Will

The spiritual life is lived in the passionate choice to will God’s will in all our living. The exercise of Jesus’s will to always do the will of the Father is the key to our participation in God. Like Jesus, we participate in God by submitting our will to do the purposes of God perfectly...
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Robert E. Webber

November 12, 2012: Restored Humanity

In the incarnation God lifted humanity into union with himself in Jesus. The union humanity once had with God, lost in Adam, is now restored. God has restored union with humanity through his own two hands. God, the incarnate Word, united with our humanity by the Spirit, reverses the human condition through his death and...
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Robert E. Webber

November 5, 2012: God’s Purposes Fulfilled in Christ

In Jesus Christ all God’s purposes for humanity and creation are fulfilled. Therefore God, being made man, not only unites us to God but reveals how humans are to live in this world. In this way God both gifts us in spiritual union with himself (spirituality) and models how we are to live (the spiritual...
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Robert E. Webber

October 29, 2012: Spiritual Conflict

The spiritual conflict of this world is not between the spirit and physical flesh. Instead, this world’s spiritual conflict is a life lived under God’s reign versus life lived in rebellion against God’s purposes for creation. -Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006), 34.
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Robert E. Webber

October 22, 2012: Spirituality is Lived Theology

Spirituality is a lived theology. . . . Christian convictions about God and God’s truth are not mere philosophical abstractions. Theology is actually meant to be lived wisdom. -Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006), 32.
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Robert E. Webber

October 15, 2012: Living in the Divine Embrace

God has come to us in Jesus so that we may come to God through Jesus. That is Christian spirituality. And living in that union, that divine embrace, that is the spiritual life. -Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006), 23.
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Gordon T. Smith

January 2013 Seminar: Worship and Sacramental Spirituality

Our January Worship Seminar, featuring Dr. Gordon T. Smith, will be held January 7-8, 2013, during the January on-campus intensive. This event is open to the public, but requires registration. Dr. Smith is the President of Ambrose College University and Seminary in Calgary, Alberta Canada, and the former Academic Vice President, Dean, and Associate Professor...
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Robert E. Webber

October 8, 2012: No Better Story

I call for a spirituality that is not a mere search for a transcendent experience but a spirituality that is rooted in the unique story of God. I ask you not to subscribe to the relativism that all paths lead to God but to a countercultural affirmation that God, the Creator of the universe, has...
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Robert E. Webber

October 1, 2012: Christian Spirituality

Christian spirituality is the experience of God living in us and the challenge of our living in God. -Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2006), 22.
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Robert E. Webber

September 24, 2012: What Humanity Should Look Like

To participate in God’s story is to live a transformed life, a life that brings glimpses of the ultimate transformation of all creation. . . . Jesus, the incarnate Word, is the only man who “got it right.” In Jesus God shows us what humanity should look like, for he reversed the disobedience of the...
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Robert E. Webber

September 17, 2012: Living Intentionally

When we . . . upon hearing the story desire to participate in God, we are no longer preoccupied with self, the welfare of self, the indulgence of self, and the preservation of self. Instead the focus is on God’s purposes for our life and the life of the world. . . . To worship...
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Robert E. Webber

September 10, 2012: Beware the Narcissistic Self

Current spirituality . . . is expressed more as “a journey into self” than “a journey into God.” Nevertheless, union with God does have to do with self, not as in the narcissistic self but as the challenge to be the new self—re-created to be all that God intends us to be in our restored...
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