Dr. Bev Hislop, Professor of Pastoral Care at Western Seminary, provides a list of seven key books that address the topic of shepherding women. Note that the last two books were written by Dr. Hislop, who penned them due to a lack of available resources on this critical subject.
“We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. Both Scripture and experience teach that it is we, not God, who determines the degree of intimacy with Him that we enjoy.”[i] Is this true? Could J. Oswald Sanders be right? We’ve identified Three Circles of Intimacy of people who…Continue reading The Fourth Circle of Intimacy With God
It is an incontrovertible fact that some Christians seem to experience a much closer intimacy with God than others. They appear to enjoy a reverent familiarity with Him that is foreign to us. Is it a matter of favoritism or caprice on the part of God? Or do such people qualify in some way for…Continue reading Longing for Intimacy with God
Growing up it seemed Christianity was all about being obedient, completing the list of do’s and don’ts, and of course addressing the ultimate issue of whether I would end up in heaven or hell. Once I met Betty (see my previous post), my hidden desire of intimacy with my heavenly Father surfaced. Scriptures that held…Continue reading Growing up it seemed Christianity was all about being obedient
Growing up I longed for an older woman to come along side and “mentor” me. I wondered what it was like knowing God for 30, 40, or 50 years. I wanted to know God more intimately, but how could I? And was it worth the journey? I wanted an older woman to tell me how…Continue reading Growing up I longed for . . .