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Working to Earn God’s Love with Fil Anderson

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Fil Anderson is the Executive Director of Journey Resources. He is a frequent conference speaker, spiritual director, and directs retreats and workshops nationally and internationally. A member of the pastoral staff of St. Mark’s Church and the Spiritual Care Team for Samaritan’s Purse, he provides on-site soul care to their staff and volunteers.  Fil is also a member of the Board of Trustees at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.

He is the author of Running on Empty: Contemplative Spirituality for Overachievers (Waterbrook) and Breaking the Rules: Trading Performance for Intimacy with God (InterVarsity). Fil contributed to Transformation of a Man’s Heart: Reflections on the Masculine Journey (InverVarsity). He’s also a regular writer for InTouch Magazine and various other publications.



3 Big Takeaways

  1. Your view of God will shape the way you view yourself.
  2. Spiritual growth and transformation is a life-long process.
  3. If I know that I’m loved, whether I’m resting or working, then I’m free to work and to rest.

Some questions I ask:

Why do you think you were so driven? (8:45)

What spiritual practices has been the most formative for you? (22:38)

Sneak Peak of More:

What Fil discovered about God’s love in a hospital (13:21)

How Brennan Manning played a special role in his spiritual path (17:43)

The toll of our culture’s noise, incessant business and many distractions (25:25)

Finding God at the Beach (30:14)


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