What does healthy spirituality look like? How is it achieved? How can you slow down to develop a truly transformational relationship with Christ? Peter Scazzero says Christians cannot grow spiritually while remaining emotionally immature because our souls and psyches are inextricably linked.
Below are the time stamps for the video interview above at which point Peter Scazzero begins to answer each question.
00:00 — What do you mean when you say it’s impossible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature?
01:33 — How does this updated edition differ from the original?
02:13 — What role does the Bible play in a person having emotionally healthy spirituality?
02:56 — How does “knowing yourself” contribute to knowing God?
03:43 — Explain what “going back in order to go forward” means?
05:17 — How is a person’s soul enlarged through grief?
06:32 — What do you mean by developing a rule of life?
08:20 — How does Emotionally Healthy Spirituality differ from other approaches to Christian discipleship?
09:13 — What is “The Discipleship Course”?
Surveys of regular US church-attenders reveal a devastating secret: most Evangelical Christians have not experienced lasting spiritual transformation. Pete Scazzero, veteran pastor, teacher with an earned doctorate in marriage and family studies, has seen the impact of spiritual immaturity firsthand: when spiritual growth is stunted, churches cannot develop strong leadership and relationships in their communities suffer. Scazzero has invested more than two decades in studying and practicing emotionally healthy discipleship, and he now shares proven practices for spiritual growth in the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Courses (Zondervan, 2018).
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Updated Edition is published by HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc., the parent company of Bible Gateway.
Bio: Peter Scazzero is the founder of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City; a large, multiracial church with more than 73 countries represented. After serving as senior pastor for 26 years, Pete now serves as a teaching pastor/pastor-at-large. He’s the author of two best-selling books: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and The Emotionally Healthy Church. He’s also the author of the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Church Campaign Kit and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day. Pete and his wife, Geri, are the founders of Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a groundbreaking ministry that equips churches in a deep, beneath-the-surface spiritual formation paradigm that integrates emotional health and contemplative spirituality. They have four lovely daughters. For more information, visit emotionallyhealthy.org.
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