Note 9-20-2016. Paul describes transformational knowledge in 1 Corinthians 8:1-3. “The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. But the man who loves God is known by God.” v.2-3.
“A humble self-knowledge is a surer way to God than a search after deep learning.” Thomas a Kempis. Knowledge that builds us up is knowledge that is rooted in love. Knowledge is a gift from God to be used for good and godly ends. Some theologians call this transformational knowledge; knowledge of self that leads to loving concern for others. End note.
This meditation on Colossians 2:1-8 describes three types of knowledge that are essential for planning and implementing TE: knowledge of the heart, knowledge of sin, and empirical knowledge of the world. May you be blessed as you consider them.
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Post updated May 2019.
“God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom…” (1 Corinthians 1:25, NRSV).
One aim of transformative evaluation is to discover knowledge that helps people understand more of God’s wisdom. Reflect on Paul’s description of Christ crucified as God’s wisdom. What are the implications for the Christian evaluator? This brief reflection may be helpful. click on this link → Meditation8
“My [Paul]goal is that they [those who know about Paul’s message] may be encouraged in heart and united in love , so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding , in order that they may know the mystery of God , namely , Christ , 3in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:2-3).
One objective of TE is to understand a bit more about the teachings and practices of Christ, for this is wisdom. This is why I believe that TE must include spiritual discipline activities and knowledge beyond empirical knowledge. click on this link → Knowledge of the heart is primary