About Oboedire

Oboedire (pronounced “oboe-deer-ay”) is the social media ministry of Dr. Steve Harper. It began in 2010 as this blog, and has since grown to include a podcast entitled, “Heart Sounds,” with a an accompanying “Heart Sounds” facebook page. You can find the podcast on Anchor, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breakers, and RadioPublic platforms.

Rooted in the discipline of spiritual formation, Oboedire’s aim is to inspire attentiveness that leads to action. This is what the word “obedience” means, from which Oboedire is derived. Obedience is spiritual life that links contemplation and action.

Jesus described the contemplation/action link this way, Happy are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice” ( Luke 11:28). Obedience is listening with the intention to enact what we hear. Oboedire seeks to foster attentive spirituality that is responsive to revelation.

While rooted in the Christian tradition, Oboedire appreciates and connects with insights from all the world religions. Oboedire is for anyone who desires to live more fully as a human being made in the image of God.

The Oboedire blog remains active, with occasional postings using the theme “Along the Way.” It also has occasional posts for clergy using the “Shepherd’s Care” theme.

Check out the other icons alongside this one, to learn more about Dr. Harper, about the site, and about how to get the most out of this resource. Go to the sidebar to see what has appeared since Oboedire began in 2010. Everything is archived, and you can access it at any time. You can also find a link to Steve’s books on the sidebar.

Thank you for connecting with Oboedire. Pray for this ministry and consider being part of the Oboedire family. It’s free, quick, and easy: enter your email address into the “Sign Me Up” box on the homepage, and you will automatically receive future blog posts.

And if you know of others who would be interested in Oboedire, please let them know about it. Oboedire grows solely by word of mouth.