Earl Lavender and I talked yesterday about how Spiritual formation is a great way to get beyond the conflict between old/new, modern/postmodern, tradition/progressive, liberal/conservative. As a friend said to me: reading the Bible more in worship is not easily going to get us in hot water.
But it’s not that easy. In Spiritual formation, we’re moving from reading the Bible to the Bible reading us. Yes, the Bible reading us. We don’t stand above Scripture, shaping it to our image, but we are read by Scripture, undone by it, being shaped into the image of Christ by it. That’s part of Spiritual formation.