Growing Downward While Looking Up

Saturday Musings John Piper describes Charles Simeon’s growth in grace this way: “he ‘grew downward’ in humility and upward in his adoration of Christ.” It was this dual and simultaneous growth that Piper attributes to Simeon’s never yielding to bitterness or to the temptation to never leave his congregation for 54 years. This, despite the … More Growing Downward While Looking Up

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Spiritual Formation: When Am I Going to be Holy?

Monday Discussion Peter K Nelson is a friend and now the pastor of a wonderful church in Goshen, Pennsylvania outside Philadelphia (my favorite and hometown city!). In 2010 he published a book on Spiritual Formation that I have found helpful and which breathes a great spirit of pastoral care. I asked Peter if he would … More Spiritual Formation: When Am I Going to be Holy?

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