Oboedire at 75

Well, no….Oboedire is not 75 years old, but I am. I hit that number a few days ago. It is a marker for me to think about Oboedire in a new way.

I want to keep the site active, if for no other reason that since 2010 I have archived a bunch of stuff. It’s here for anyone to explore, using the icons at the top of the homepage and the “Categories’ list on the sidebar.

I want to keep Oboedire active, but do so differently. I want to keep it alive as an elder, which at age 75 I clearly am. Whatever Oboedire is to be, it must be in relation to eldering.

One of the metaphors about elders in the Bible is that they “sit at the gate.” It is a different posture and place from how and where they have lived previously. It is where I must now live.

To manifest that in print, most future blogs will be under the title, “At the Gate.” I have no planned schedule for them, but if you are a subscriber to Oboedire, you will automatically receive them as you have previous ones.

I will also continue to write occasionally about that which has been so much a part of my life, spiritual formation in the Wesleyan tradition, using the “Wesleyan Formation” category.

I am grateful to the 843 of you who subscribe to Oboedire and the others of you who visit the site from time to time. I hope what you find here will help you live more abundantly. We will continue the journey, just in a new way.

About Steve Harper

Dr. Steve Harper is retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 45 books. He is also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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