29 November 2016

Dear Conversations reader:

It is with great appreciation for a long and significant journey that Richmont Graduate University marks Conversations Journal Issue 14.2: Created To Create as the last edition (print or digital) of our publication.

For more than a decade, Conversations has provided spiritually thoughtful and intellectually rich content to an audience seeking spiritual formation. Because of the support and encouragement of readers like you, Conversations has been able to publish important articles on issues ranging from contemplative prayer, to how transformation in Christ really happens, to the intersections of faithful formation and race.

Born out of a conversation between friends—our founding editors Larry Crabb, David Benner, and Gary W. Moon—Conversations Journal has provided a place to talk about the things of God through the lens of formation. Our five sections (Transformational Theology, Life Together, Honesty About The Journey, Intentionality of the Heart, and Classical Spiritual Exercises) were modeled after Dallas Willard’s five aspects of personhood and allowed us to take on topics from angles that truly produced change.

So what does this mean for you?

With more than twenty-five issues of content, we are committed to continuing to give you access to past Conversations content through the richmont.edu and conversationsjournal.com websites. We are thrilled that the work of Conversations will continue with an e-newsletter offered via joint partnership between InterVarsity Press and Richmont. It will include articles, interviews, and excerpts from your favorite Conversations writers such as Jan Johnson, Alan Fadling Adele Calhoun, and others. Please see the announcement below for information on how to receive this great resource.

If you are a current subscriber, we have several options for the fulfillment of the remainder of your subscription:

1.     Donate. We would be so grateful if you might consider donating the remainder of your subscription back to Richmont Graduate University to defray costs, should this be financially possible for you. We will provide you with a tax receipt to reflect this donation.

2.     Back Issue Fulfillment. We have copies of several back issues still in our warehouses, and we would love to fulfill the remainder of your subscription with one (1) of the following:

a.     Issue 11.1: Streams of Living Water

b.     Issue 10.2: Healing

c.     Issue 8.2: Contemplation and Action

d.     Issue 7.1: Spiritual Retreats

3.     Refund. Should you wish us to reimburse you for the remainder of your subscription, we would be happy to do so.

To make your selection, please call us at 800-667-4410 by January 20, 2017.

We are so grateful for your dedication to Conversations Journal. We thank our founders, writers, editors, and the Richmont University community for their support over the last decade. Stay tuned for more details on continued access to Conversations digital archives as well as formation offerings through degree and non-degree programs at Richmont Graduate University.

With appreciation and a shared commitment to the importance of formation in Christ in our age.

Bob Rodgers

President, Richmont Graduate University


Continue Getting the Spiritual Formation Content You Love

with the Formatio eNewsletter!

The work of Conversations will continue with an e-newsletter offered via joint partnership between InterVarsity Press and Richmont. It will include articles, interviews, and excerpts from your favorite Conversations writers such as Jan Johnson, Tara Owens, Alan Fadling, Gary Moon, Joannah Sadler, Adele Calhoun, and others.

Launching in 2017, the e-newsletter will include original work by the authors you know and love, as well as some new names you’ll be excited to learn from, on a variety of spiritual formation themes.

To receive this great resource, simply sign up at ivpress.com/sign-up


The Conversations Journal was born over fifteen years ago out of a number of greatly enjoyable and rawly honest conversations. The dominant theme was authentic transformation and why that condition seemed so difficult to live out.  While I am sad that economic realities mean that normal life for this publication has come to and end, I am delighted that two of journal’s most faithful partners, IVP and Richmont Graduate University, will be keeping the conversation going in the form of a monthly newsletter which will feature new content and reminders from the old.

Gary W. Moon, Conversations Founding Editor

Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center Director, Westmont College


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