Some links to polish off your work week so you can get home and polish off some ribs this weekend:
Spiritual Formation by Valerie Hess at Conversations: Spiritual formation, the forming of our souls, is happening to all of us, for good or for ill. The question we need to ask ourselves regularly is whether we are participating in an intentional system that leads us closer to Christ-likeness or further away from it.
Patropassianism #5 on the List of Top Ten Heresies from Jason Micheli, Tamed Cynic. If you have no idea what that word is, or even if you do, read it.
Not Getting How Horrible the Bible Is from Richard Beck, Experimental Theology: What I’ve noticed is this. When you read the bible on the margins people don’t seem to notice just how horrible the bible is.
Donald Miller on the UnRomantic Writing Life from Scot McKnight, Jesus Creed: Don’t shower until you finish a chapter. Even if it takes days. Smell. Feel dirty. Poetry is heavy lifting. Nobody who reads your book will smell you so don’t worry about it.
Dallas Willard: Proto-Evangelical from Scot McKnight, Jesus Creed.