Soulcraft: Spiritual Formation
The Letter to the Ephesians is a primary text in developing the craft of spiritual formation (soulcraft). As we study this text we will develop an approach to spiritual formation that is distinctively Christian, in contrast to approaches that stress psychological development or lapse into religious conformism. We will explore the text in the actual conditions in which this formation takes place in us—conditions comprised by home, workplace, congregation, institutions, culture. As God does his formational work in us and in those with whom we live, we will develop skills in recognizing what he is doing, and look for the appropriate ways in which we can respond, participate, and guide.