"Follow Jesus, ...

...and if you can find a better way than him, he would be the first to tell you to take it."

Dallas Willard
Living in Christ's Presence

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Dallas taught that the most important thing you and God will get from your life is the person you become. He was also careful to point out that this personal growth is not something God does for us, but it is a joint effort. We have to do our part. With that in mind, Dallas taught about all the dimensions of human existence to help us understand how to live every aspect and every moment of our lives in the reality of God’s kingdom.

Living in Christ's Presence DVD/Knowing Christ Conference

Who is to bring the knowledge that will answer the great life questions that perplex humanity? According to Dallas Willard, “The primary responsibility to teach falls upon those who self-identify as spokespeople for Christ." This conference focused on knowledge for living and the disastrous effects of divorcing the teachings of Jesus Christ and his people from the domain of human knowledge. It will help pastors and other Christian leaders present a clearer picture of how to live well and how people who are leading churches can do church.

Practical Steps

Trying vs Training

"In relation to spiritual disciplines, the most helpful distinction is the difference between trying to do something and training to do something. Spiritual disciplines are training exercises to give us power to live in the kingdom."

(Living in Christ's Presence)

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This collection features articles, papers, forewords, lecture notes, handouts and much more.


This collection spans over 30 years of speaking. Listen here or download for free. Handouts for the talks are available for you to download when we have them.


This collection offers a nice overview of Dallas's teaching in Spiritual Formation, Theology and Philosophy. Handouts and PowerPoint presentations are available for you to download when we have them.


Here we highlight offerings of upcoming conferences and courses that expand on Dallas's teaching, as well as smaller study groups. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunities offered near you.


Details about each book Dallas has written are available here, as well as details of several books about Dallas and his work. 

Recommended Reading

People often asked Dallas about books that were important to him or books that will help us grow in specific areas. This section provides a list of books that Dallas personally recommended.


Dallas thought of each of us as a fellow pilgrim on our journey with Christ. The “fellow pilgrims” of our Speakers Bureau studied and worked closely with him for many years and are actively teaching what they learned. Learn how you can engage with them in their unique areas of expertise.

Phil. Syllabi

Professors, students, and amateur philosophers will benefit from reviewing these syllabi from many of Professor Willard’s philosophy courses at the University of Southern California.