THEOLOGY | Spiritual Disciplines

Joseph Clair talks with author Richard Foster about spiritual formation, disciplines, and following the Way of Jesus in the digital age.

In this episode, Joseph Clair speaks with author Richard Foster about spiritual formation, disciplines, and following the Way of Jesus in the digital age. They explore the tension between carefully training oneself in spiritual devotion and striving for spiritual achievement. They also discuss times of walking with God in the absence of feeling His presence.

Richard Foster studied at George Fox and Fuller Theological Seminary, and has served as a pastor and taught worldwide on spiritual formation. He is the author of dozens of articles and six books, including Celebration of Discipline.

Our host, Joseph Clair, serves as the executive dean of the Cultural Enterprise at George Fox University, which encompasses the humanities, theology, education, and professional studies. He is also an associate professor of theology and culture. Before joining the George Fox faculty in 2013, he earned his PhD in the religion, ethics and politics program at Princeton University while also working as an assistant in instruction. Prior to Princeton, Clair earned an MPhil at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. He also holds master’s degrees from Fordham and Duke University, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College.

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