About Oboedire

In July of 2010, Dr. Steve Harper launched the Oboedire site to provide a multi-faceted perspective on Christian spiritual formation. Since then, he has written on a host of topics. 

 They are listed alphabetically in the “Categories” section on the righthand sidebar. You may access them at any time. To read a particular theme, open the topic and scroll down to the first entry, and then scroll upward to read subsequent posts in the order in which they are written.

The most recent theme is “The Prophetic Task.” Drawing from the writings of Dr. Walter Brueggemann, Steve writes about the need to challenge “the principalities and powers” which substitute “the kingdoms of this world” for the Kingdom of God. We are living through a time when this substitution is particularly acute, problematic, and threatening to the ways of God. To read this series, scroll down to the introductory article (October 16, 2017) and then read upward to the final post on January 15, 2018.

Oboedire is currently “in hybernation,” with possible future series in production.  When a new series commences, it will be announced at least a week in advance on the Oboedire home page.  If you are a subscriber, you will get these announcements and all future posts automatically.

 To subscribe, go to the righthand sidebar and enter your email into the “Sign Me Up” box.

In addition to the blogs, you can find out about Steve’s books.  Go to the righthand sidebar and tap the “My Books” link.

And remember, Oboedire grows as you share particular posts on your social media, and as you let others know about the site. Thanks for helping spread the word about Oboedire.

Most importantly, pray for Steve, asking God to inspire and guide him as he writes. Pray too that those who read these posts will grow in grace and be formed into increasing Christlikeness.

4 Responses to About Oboedire

  1. Thank you for your fresh voice in a seeming endless voice of negative, even vicious words that divide!

  2. Just Pastor Eric says:

    Wow… putting into practice what we consume mentally… what a concept… I should probably be intentional about that, before I grind myself down any further. HAH. Steve! I cannot tell you how many times I have quoted you (about the balance of head and heart, worship being the central act of God’s people, etc.) May God’s ministry continue through you, now that your schedule is a bit.. um.. different! Big hugs. EJK Asbury 2002-2007

  3. Michael D. says:

    Steve: I thoroughly enjoyed your article “Courage to Keep On Praying” in the March / April 2013 edition of “The Upper Room.” I found it very inspiring and challenging.

  4. Rev. Henry De-graft Appiah says:

    am happy to know about oboedire and hope to experience it one day in my life.
    hope to learn more as I keenly follow your activities or program. I hope to establish on in Ghana – Africa. God bless you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s