A Fivefold Path to Practical Spirituality Paul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., C. Psych. July 22 nd , 2007. Introduction The problem of belief-behavior gap Traditional solutions Lessons from Buddhism A fivefold path to spirituality Stretching exercises I and II Fivefold Path Diagram I and II
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A Fivefold Path to Practical SpiritualityPaul T. P. Wong, Ph.D., C. Psych.
July 22nd, 2007
The problem of belief-behavior gap
Lessons from Buddhism
A fivefold path to spirituality
Stretching exercises I and II
Fivefold Path Diagram I and II
What is practical spirituality?
3. Worshipping ABBA Father
Focusing, Opening, Offering, Listening, Receiving
Problem of the belief-behavior gap
Traditional evangelical solutions
Solutions that have not worked
Too much emphasis on faith and grace
“Foolish man, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? Was not our ancestor Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar?”
“Grace means ‘all of him for me.’ Faith means ‘all of me for him’….Grace is costly. So is faith. It calls for total surrender in practical, life-changing ways.”
Integrating physical exercises with spiritual exercises
Adapted from “Streams of Living Water: Celebrating the Great Traditions of Christian Faith” by Richard J. Foster.