PD201 Introducing Spiritual Formation

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Dr. Gary Thomas—award-winning author and internationally recognized speaker—provides a panoramic view of spiritual formation so you can learn what it means to relate to the God who created us. Dr. Thomas examines the most significant movements in the history of Christian spirituality, such as the Desert Fathers, the monastics, the Puritans, and the charismatics. Use this course for personal enrichment—to survey the sacred pathways, the practice of holiness in everyday life, and the virtue of humility—or use this course to help those in your small group and congregation grow in spiritual maturity. Gary Thomas is one the most sought-after speakers on the topics of marriage, parenting, and spiritual formation, and he’s distilled a career’s worth of wisdom into a single course, designed for Mobile Ed.

Introduction

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

Introducing the Speaker and the Course

2m

Spirituality: Historical Survey

God’s Desire for Relationship

God’s Desire for Relationship

6m

Genuine Spirituality: Focused Diversity

Seeking the Kingdom of God (Matt 6:33)

Seeking the Kingdom of God (Matt 6:33)

8m

Authentic Faith and Holiness

Spirituality from God’s Perspective

Spirituality from God’s Perspective

7m

Holiness: God and the Body

Every Body Matters

Every Body Matters

8m

Holiness: Practicing the Spiritual Virtues

Intentional Spiritual Growth

Intentional Spiritual Growth

7m

Holiness: Marriage and Family

Marriage: Rediscovering Its Purpose

Marriage: Rediscovering Its Purpose

6m

Holiness: Life’s Pleasures and Death

Pleasure: Problem or Solution?

Pleasure: Problem or Solution?

4m

Conclusion

Summary of the Course

Summary of the Course

2m