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Formation of Christian Character: Two Traditions
Regarding Christian formation, there are Settlers and there are Pilgrims. Settlers are those who choose and pick a place to stay and build a life ideally on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ our Lord, while Pilgrims relinquish these material comforts in their following of Christ like what Abraham did in leaving the land of his youth. In this audio lecture, Dr. Houston shares about two styles of Christian formation.
This is a Legacy Audio recording drawn from a collection of free audio resources over the last 30+ years. Specifically, this resource is from a lecture given by James Houston in 1979. Though the audio quality may not be up to modern standards, this resource contains relevant truths to a believer's walk with Christ.
James M. Houston
James M. Houston, Professor, is a co-founder of the C.S. Lewis Institute. From its beginning, Jim has served as a Senior Fellow of the Institute, lecturing at CSLI events over the past four decades. He received his Bachelor of Science and M.A. degrees from the University of Edinburgh and a D. Phil. from Oxford University. He was a University Lecturer at Oxford from 1947 – 1971 where he taught cultural and historical geography. While teaching at Oxford, he met C.S. Lewis and participated in a regular Bible study with him for six years. He is known as one of the “founding fathers” of Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia where he has served as the first Principal, Chancellor and Professor of Spiritual Theology.