A Matrix For Christ Formation - Parts 1 & 2

The Matrix for Christ Formation refers to a process for growing in Christ (sanctification) that addresses the connection between the head and the heart in spiritual growth.

Specifically, The Matix is an interdisciplinary model informed by a robust biblical theology and includes findings from pscyhology and neurology. In Part 1 (video below) I discuss how God has revealed truth through General and Special revelation. General Revelation refers to truth that God reveals through Creation while Special Revelation refers to the unique truth only available to us as we read and study the Bible.

Topics that I would consider unique to Scripture (Special Revelation) would include, but not be limited to:

  • The Deity of Jesus Christ.
  • The Inspiration of Scripture.
  • The Triune nature of God.
  • The Fall of man.
  • Man’s need for salvation.
  • Jesus Christ as the only sacrifice for sin and the only means of salvation.
  • The indwelling of the Holy Spirit within believers.
  • The church as the body of Christ in this world.
  • The Second Coming of Christ . . . 

While Special Revelation (the Bible) is our primary authority as believers (2 Tim 3:16-17; Heb 4:12), God has also revealed truth through various elements in Creation (Rom 1:18-19) that can be discovered by science. 

I believe that findings from Psychology and Neurology—although “secular”—fall within the catagory of General Revelation and therefore can be helpful in our understanding of how God created human beings to grow and thrive as uniqe beings, created in the image of God (Gen 1:26-27).

In the following video: The Matrix For Christ Formation - Pt 1, I discuss my understanding as to how a robust biblical theology (Special Revelation) along with findings from Psychology and Neurology (General Revelation) make up the inner workings or the engine that drives the Matrix for Christ Formation. 

NOTE: 

If you would like to download the graphics I refer to on the TV, you can download graphics here as a .pdf file. Please note there is no outline for Pt 1. The video will come up in 10 seconds.

A Matrix For Christ Formation - Part 1
May 13, 2015


In the following video: The Matrix For Christ Formation - Pt 2, I discuss four catalysts that facilitate the spiritual growth process.  These catalysts include: Revelation, the Holy Spirit, Relationships, and Effort. These four catalysts provide the context and the means for a discipleship process that brings about true and lasting change.


NOTE: 

If you would like to download the graphics I refer to on the TV, you can download graphics here as a .pdf file. I also have included the outline if you want to take notes. You can download the outline here.


A Matrix For Christ Formation - Part 2
May 27, 2015


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