Online: Lighthouse Trails has researched and reported on Prairie Bible Institute a number of times over the past several years (e.g.our article: “COLLEGE ALERT: Letters to Lighthouse Trails Prove Prairie Bible Institute (Alberta) Has Gone Emergent”) And even though school leadership has, at times, insisted they were not contemplative or emergent, every time we have observed them, we have come to the same conclusion – that’s exactly what they are. ) We can gain some insight into who PBI is turning to for spiritual guidance by looking at PBI’s current textbook list for 2017.
Rather than grow and flourish, we struggle to keep our heads above water. It is possible for believers to thrive in spiritual experience.
In his book, , the Puritan pastor John Owen provides one of the most detailed analyses of spiritual experience ever written.
When we recognize our spiritual poverty and our deep need for God’s gracious intervention in our affections, we turn to God in prayer to obtain grace and renewal. Owen said that “one principal end” of prayer, “is to excite, stir up, and draw forth, the principle of grace, of faith and love in the heart, unto a due exercise in holy thoughts of God and spiritual things, with affections suitable unto them” (Works, 4).
In other words, prayer moves the languid heart with earnest thoughts and feelings of Christ and his grace.
Pediatricians diagnose some children with FTT (failure to thrive).