Rev. Dr. Jim Toole
Six Traditions or Streams Rooted in Church History
CONTEMPLATIVE Stream (Catholicism, Medieval Christianity)
HOLINESS Stream (John Wesley/ Methodist)
CHARISMATIC Stream (Pentecostal)
SOCIAL JUSTICE Stream (Mainline Denominations)
EVANGELICAL Stream (Non-Denominational Churches)
6. INCARNATIONAL Stream (Easter Orthodox)
So why do we need the Spiritual Discipline of Study?
Theme One: By testing the claims of Christianity, we substantiate them in our heart.
Theme Two: Studying can renew our minds.
Four simple steps to the Spiritual Discipline of Study.
Ideas for Practicing the Spiritual Discipline of Study
Choose a brief selection from a book and practice the four steps of
repetition, concentration, comprehension, and reflection.
Select a passage of Scripture for a study session. In what ways do you
approach, and experience, the Scriptures differently by making a
conscious effort to study them, rather than by simply reading them?
(I recommend walking through one of the Gospels)