Spiritual Disciplines: Some Thoughts

Former New Ager and professional astrologer Marcia Montenegro has compiled a brief but very helpful article on the phenomenon known as “Spiritual Disciplines” which have invaded our churches at a dizzying rate in the past decade. In the article, Marcia addresses the premise put forth by Donald Whitney, a widely respected Reformed theologian, that “the only road to Christian maturity and Godliness passes through the practice of the Spiritual Disciplines.” But is this true? Can a Christian truly grow spiritually only by following the so-called Spiritual Disciplines? More to the point, are these Spiritual Disciplines all biblically based or has worldly wisdom crept into the thinking of this generation’s Christian leadership?  View article →