Monthly Archives: July 2021

Heart Sounds: How? Attention

Episode 26 (9:54) We practice the spiritual life by paying attention. In this episode we use the lenses of nature, scripture, and our lives to become attentive, and we do so naturally.

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Along the Way: The Sacred Union of Science and Theology”

“The sciences are helping to restore spirituality to its rightful place, revealing to us a supernatural Reality that is in everyone and everything. [1] Theology, likewise, is restoring this understanding to matters of faith and action. [2] Matter is concentrated … Continue reading

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Along the Way: The Note of Joy

During my time as a seminary administrator, I would often ask, “Are we having fun?” And I would say to staff, “Get as close to a party as you can.” These were lighthearted ways of making an important point: we … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: How? Awe

Episode 25 (7:49) Awe is our response to awakening. In this episode we look at awe as the bridge into a “wonder-full” life.

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Heart Sounds: How? Awakening

Episode 24 (6;37) The spiritual life begins to be lived in an experience of awakening. In this episode we explore aspects of “waking up” to God and to abundant living. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1

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Along the Way: The Upward Way

For more than a decade I have been on a journey often referred to as “emergent Christianity.” [1] It has taken me into that part of Christianity called “progressive.”  It has been a life-changing experience in more ways than I … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: How Do We Live the Spiritual Life?

Episode 23 (9:04) In this episode we begin looking at the sixth and final foundational question of the spiritual life, the “how” question. It’s the application question, the one that moves theory into practice–the inevitable question that expresses our hunger … Continue reading

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Along the Way: It’s Temple Time

America is a house divided. Not as it was during the time of the Union and the Confederacy, but in observable ways, very recently demonstrated by those I read on social media who lambasted the inclusion of “Let Every Voice … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: Conversations #2

Episode 22 (8:05) In this episode I offer the paradigm, the “big picture” that I am using to move the series along…and…I connect the series to the larger Oboedire ministry of spiritual formation that I launched in 2010 https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Conversations-2-e13r0r7

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Along the Way: The Faith We Need

We live by faith. So says the Bible in several places. But what kind of faith? I nominate the faith of St. Thomas, what Brian McLaren calls “faith after doubt” in his book by the same title. [1] Our stereotype … Continue reading

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