SPR 531 studies the various methods of spiritual formation by specific 20th century authors, including Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Richard J. Foster, Richard Rohr, and Eugene Peterson.
Brett Desper (D.Min. in process, George Fox University; M.Div., Regent College) is lecturer in discipleship and spirituality. Mr. Desper has taught in both the high school and college settings. Surrendering to ministry in the late 1990s, Brett was ordained in the Vineyard Movement in 2005. He is currently working on his Doctorate in Ministry.