TTSF 501: Introduction to Spiritual Formation [Video]
by Biola University
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Dr. John Coe, Founder and Director of Biola's Institute for Spiritual Formation, presents an introductory study of the nature of spiritual theology and formation, which attempts to understand the nature of new life in Christ, the process of formation in the Spirit and the directives for cooperating with His work. Attention is given to the implications of Spiritual Theology for seminary training and classroom experience. Particular attention is given to understanding the implications of life in Christ regarding guilt, shame and legalism as well as the New Covenant ministry of the Spirit in transforming the heart in light of the dynamics of original sin, early relational development and the habits of sin developed over time. Attention is also given to developmental spirituality, how the Spirit transforms the heart over time and how this affects ministries of teaching, preaching and discipleship in the church.
|1||VideoIntroduction / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe introduces the nature and practical application of spiritual formation. Dr. Coe particularly emphasizes the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit and the life of Christ in this powerful journey of transformation.||8/30/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoForming the Spirit / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe dives into the inevitable process of formation that takes place in an individual's spirit. Dr. Coe specifically highlights the habits of the flesh and how they often serve as substitutes for the Holy Spirit's transformative work.||9/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoThe History of Seminaries and Universities / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe takes a look back into the history of seminaries and universities for the purpose of reinvigorating the basis of study in Seminary. Dr. Coe's lecture uncovers major shifts in intellectual climates over hundreds of years.||9/13/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoThe Foundations of Seminary / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe expresses his personal concerns with the structure and attitudes of Seminary. Dr. Coe's lecture provides key points of connection that must be made in order to engage in a fruitful Seminary experience.||9/20/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoThe Basis of Spiritual Theology / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe highlights the guiding presence of the Holy Spirit in the study of theology. Dr. Coe's lecture specifically notes that the Spirit's transformative work in the life of a pastor is necessary for guiding a thriving, relevant church.||9/27/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoThe Nature of Growth in Christ, and Original Sin / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe outlines the fundamental nature of growth in Christ by examining the full process of spiritual transformation. Dr. Coe also unpacks the rudimentary principles that played themselves out in the fall of man.||10/4/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoThe Origin of Sin / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe inspects the dynamics of the heart that are results of original sin. Dr. Coe specifically emphasizes the activation of sinful longings and desires which came about after the fall of man.||10/11/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoReformed View of Original Sin, and Parenting / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe breaks down the reformed view of original sin in light of theological movements throughout history. Dr. Coe also dives into an enlightening discussion on parenting in which he cautions against specific models of parenting that have major pitf||10/25/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoSpiritual Theology, and the Heart / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe walks through practical ways in which listeners can open their hearts to the Lord throughout the day. Dr. Coe encourages the disciplined pursuit of a virtuous life that is dependent upon the fullness of the Spirit.||11/1/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoThe Ministry of the Spirit, Part 1 / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe examines the ministry of the Holy Spirit within the life of the believer. In his lecture, Dr. Coe highlights the wisdom, guidance, empowerment, and certitude that are all products of the internalization of the Spirit.||11/22/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoThe Ministry of the Spirit, Part 2 / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe continues his discussion on the Holy Spirit by addressing varying spiritual seasons such as consolation and desolation that are a part of the life of the Christian. Dr. Coe also provides a list of desires and works which are key aspects of th||11/29/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoVirtue and the Spiritual Discipline / John H Coe||Dr. John Coe provides the practical application of the Biblical directives that are intended for growth in Christ. Dr. Coe outlines a general mindset that is quite useful in approaching the numerous commands of the Scriptures.||12/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
I was blessed to be a participant in this class. If you have been struggling in the Christian life, lost the joy of the Christian walk, are wanting to walk more in step with the Spirit or even think you are a good boy or girl, you too will benefit from these lectures. Dr. Coe is engaging, insightful and recognized nationwide as an expert on this subject. You will find out exactly what Spiritual formation is, discover the dangers of moral formation based on our own efforts, how to embrace seasons of the soul and learn how we wrongly deal with our shame and guilt by covering, hiding and filling. Also discussed is the Dark Night of the Soul, the Sanctification Gap, how theological education has ignored spiritual transformation and many other topics. You will also be given Prayer Projects by the instructor that you can do between segments. Enjoy!