December 3, 2020

iMonk 101: Who and What Are Forming You?

I looked back in the archives and found this post from April of 2007: Who And What Are Forming You? It’s an earlier examination of the issues an evangelical like myself (and like many IM readers) face when seeking to grow in Christlikeness.

This has proven to be a very volatile topic, which doesn’t surprise me considering that many evangelicals are threatened by interaction with other spiritual traditions with deeper, better resources in the spiritual disciplines.

This essay also features some thoughts on how Thomas Merton has affected my own experience of spiritual formation and growth. (I have to bring Merton into this discussion just to see the response.)

READ: Who and What Are Forming You?


  1. I found this essay about Merton’s life very enlightening.

    ‘The Strange Subject’