The Knowledge of God and the Knowledge of Self: Exploring Spiritual Formation via Discernment and the MBTI

Full Title
The Knowledge of God and the Knowledge of Self: Exploring Spiritual Formation via Discernment and the MBTI
Author
Christopher Andrew Walker D.Min.
Abstract
In this Research Portfolio, the author explores spiritual formation through growing in the knowledge of God and in the knowledge of self. The specific avenue for exploring growing in the knowledge of God is discernment, and the specific avenue for exploring growing in the knowledge of self is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®. The Spiritual Autobiography tells the story of the author’s personal journey of spiritual formation through the various revelations about God and self that the Lord has brought to his life. The Model of Spiritual Formation theorizes that growing in the knowledge of self can help us to hear from and know God better through discernment, thus aiding in our spiritual formation. The Research Project tested one aspect of the Model with a small group of congregants from Meadow Brook Church in Leamington, ON, and demonstrated an effective process of discernment for the participants. The conclusion of this Research Portfolio is that growing in the knowledge of self can help us to grow in the knowledge of God, which will aid us in our spiritual formation.
Degree Granting Institution
Country
Canada
Degree Granted
Doctor of Ministry
Major
Spiritual Formation
Type of Work
D.Min. Project
Advisor
Uriah Pond Dr. D.Ed.Min.
Language
English
Date
2020
Number of Pages
193
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