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dc.rights.licenseAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licenseen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchuurman, Peter (Advisor)
dc.contributor.authorMiller, John Lester, IV, 1979-
dc.identifier.citationMiller, John Lester, IV. “Deep Roots in Christ: An Exploration of Spiritual Formation Through Habits in College Ministry.” D. Min., Tyndale University, 2020.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography: leaves 161-163en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this Research Portfolio, the author examines the role of habits and rituals in spiritual formation. The specific focus of the work is on the potential impact of ancient spiritual practices in the lives of contemporary students at an undergraduate institution. The author presents this topic through three primary movements. First, the author explores aspects of his personal spiritual journey through an autobiographical chapter. These reflections introduce the author’s call to ministry and share some foundational thoughts on spiritual formation as both key turning points and habits that ignite and sustain such experiences. Second, the author develops an organic framework for spiritual formation through habits focused on the image of a healthy tree. The model builds upon John Wesley’s Means of Grace and James K.A. Smith’s work on habits. Finally, the author reports on a research project where he invites current undergraduate students at Houghton College to participate in the practice of Lectio Divina to better understand the potential impact of habits on spiritual formation with contemporary college students. The research suggests that habits and ancient spiritual practices are indeed reliable pathways to experiencing God’s love for the contemporary undergraduate student.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsChapter 1: Introduction: Doorbell Moments and Questions of Formation- - Chapter 2: Spiritual Autobiography: Seeds of Grace -- Chapter 3: A Model of Spiritual Formation: Habits Which Nurture the Heart- - Chapter 4: Research Project: Lectio Divina as a Habit for Today’s College Student -- Chapter 5: Conclusion: Hope for a New Generation in Practices of the Past.en_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 163 leavesen_US
dc.publisherTyndale Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright. John Lester Miller, IV, managed by Tyndale University. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSpiritual formationen_US
dc.subject.lcshWesley, John, 1703-1791en_US
dc.subject.lcshSmith, James K. A., 1970-en_US
dc.subject.lcshLectio Divinaen_US
dc.subject.lcshBible--Devotional useen_US
dc.subject.lcshChristian lifeen_US
dc.subject.lcshTyndale University – Dissertationsen_US
dc.subject.otherDissertations, Academic--OWOBC--Tyndale Seminaryen_US
dc.titleDeep Roots in Christ: An Exploration of Spiritual Formation Through Habits in College Ministryen_US
dc.title.alternativeAn Exploration of Spiritual Formation Through Habits in College Ministryen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationTyndale Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSchuurman, Peter (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSherbino, David (Committee Member)
dc.contributor.repositoryTyndale University, J. William Horsey Library, 3377 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON, M2M 3S4, Canada. Contact: repository@tyndale.caen_US
dc.rights.holderThis Work has been made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws of Canada without the written authority from the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.keywordCollege ministryen_US
dc.subject.keywordWesley, John 1703-1791--Means of Graceen_US
dc.subject.keywordSmith, James K. A., 1970- --Habitsen_US
dc.subject.keywordLectio Divinaen_US
dc.subject.keywordSpiritual formationen_US
dc.description.noteThis is a research portfolio submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Ministry, Tyndale University.en_US
dc.description.noteFor AODA accommodation, including help with reading this content, please contact repository@tyndale.caen_US of Ministry (D. Min.)en_US
dc.description.degreeThesis (D. Min.) – Tyndale University, 2020en_US

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