Spiritual Formation


The Prayer of Examen is a spiritual practice of reviewing the day to retune ourselves to the sacred in ordinary life. Usually lasting 15–20 minutes and done in the evening, the prayer prompts us to remember God’s presence, express gratitude, reflect on the day, and prepare for the day to come.

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More Resources for a Deeply Formed Spiritual Life

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A Laughable Thing | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton speaks on the wonderful absurdity of our faith, that God makes promises and calls us to things beyond our own possibilities and capacities.

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The Spirit at Work | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton reminds us that we are people marked by God and prays that we be filled with the presence of the Spirit even amidst ongoing challenges and difficulties.

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Making Our Home in a Virtual World

Kevin Doi, Fuller Seminary chaplain, reflects on the possibilities and the limits of spiritual formation and community in online spaces.

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From Self-Care to Community Care: Insights from Two Decades of Co-Teaching to Inform the Future

Cynthia Eriksson, professor of psychology, and Jude Tiersma Watson, senior associate professor of urban mission, share lessons on community, collaboration, and formation, drawn from decades of co-teaching.

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Liminality as an Incubator for Growth

Jose Abraham, associate professor of Islamic Studies, considers the ways we can be formed and transformed in in-between spaces and seasons.

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All In | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton preaches about how we are called to be “all in” in our Christian faith—fully committed, with all we are, to walking in the way of Jesus.

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Christian Approaches to Counseling and Psychotherapy

Senior Professor of Psychology Siang-Yang Tan, joined by other scholars, explores the integration of the disciplines of counseling and psychotherapy with Spirit-led Christian faith.

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Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson on Freedom in God

Lynsi Snyder-Ellingson talks about how God offers healing and renewal, sets us free from fear, and calls us to love.

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Siang-Yang Tan on Perspectives on Faith and Psychology

In his lecture “A Christian Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy,” Siang-Yang Tan explores various perspectives on the integration of Christian faith and psychology, while emphasizing that maturity in Christ is always the ultimate goal.

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Holy Disruption | Janette Ok

Janette Ok, associate professor of New Testament, preaches from Acts 18, teaching about our need to humbly accept teaching, challenges, and even rebukes as we continually grow in Christ.

Rob Bell

Rob Bell on Spirituality and Mystery

Rob Bell, author of Everything is Spiritual and other notable bestsellers, shares about his continuous exploration of spirituality and about embracing the ongoing journey of knowing God more deeply.

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Epiphany | Mark Labberton

Mark Labberton, Clifford L. Penner Presidential Chair, reflects on God’s profound work of transforming God’s disciples, often through subtle and unexpected acts of grace.

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Ray Anderson on Foundations of Ministry


Ray Anderson, former senior professor of theology and ministry, delivered a lecture on a theology of ministry characterized by ongoing praxis, conformity to Christ, and attentiveness to the work of God.

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Interpreting Paul for the 21st Century

The 2014 Fuller Forum featured keynote speaker N. T. Wright, who presented on how the writings and theology of Paul might shape the church in the 21st century.

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N. T. Wright on Discipleship and the Future of the Church

In the concluding dialogue of the 2014 Fuller Forum, N. T. Wright spoke with Mark Labberton about discipleship and the future of the church.

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Holistic Healing and Wellness

Scholars and guests explore interpersonal trauma and recovery, the holistic approach of womanist psychology, and the transformative impact of contemplative practices.

Beth Moore

Beth Moore on Growth


Beth Moore, author, speaker, and founder of Living Proof Ministries, considers the biblical imagery of the vineyard and what it can teach us about how we grow over time and through seasons of change and trial.

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Do Not Be Afraid | Mignon Jacobs


Mignon Jacobs, former associate professor of Old Testament, encourages us to rely on God during times of trouble rather than allowing fear to be our guide.

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FULLER dialogues: Holistic Healing and Wellness

The 2020 Integration Symposium explored contemplative practices and their transformative impact, interpersonal trauma and recovery, and the holistic approach of womanist psychology.

Response | Denette Boyd-King on Virtue Development

Denette Boyd-King, PhD student, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “The Therapeutic Role of Contemplative Practice: Christian Mindfulness and Embodied Healing.”

Response | Tina Armstrong on Reclaiming Contemplative Practices

Tina Armstrong, assistant professor of clinical psychology, director of clinical training, and PhD in clinical psychology program chair, responds to Thema Bryant-Davis’s lecture “The Therapeutic Role of Contemplative Practice: Christian Mindfulness and Embodied Healing.”