Richard Foster: Effort Is Not the Opposite of Grace

"There’s a back and forth—there is a role that we play in our relational life with God. That role is, as Paul puts it, that we are to offer ourselves as a living sacrifice. Now, how do you do that? I’d say primarily—not exclusively, but primarily—through the classical disciplines of the spiritual life." - CToday

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Bert Perry's picture

I remember reading through Celebration of Discipline back in the early 1990s, and remember being not that impressed--really very troubled--with it.  I just couldn't see the links between Scripture and what he was recommending.  Particularly troubling to me were the fasting and simplicity sections.

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.