About The Site

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 were written.

The focus of Oboedire in recent years has been to provide a yearlong exploration of a theme related to spiritual formation. The 2018 theme is “Practicing the Better.”  We are living in challenging times, times filled with much negativity. We must overcome evil with good.  This series will move through the Bible gleaning insights for doing this. The series began on February 7th and will continue through November.

In addition to the annual theme, the “In-Sight” category is an occasional writing related to a wide range of topics related to spiritual formation.  The spiritual life includes all aspects of life.  “In-Sight” is a way to take a 360° look at things.

Another occasional category is called “Shepherd’s Care.”  This series is written for clergy, with the aim of offering posts that will encourage them and strengthen them for long-haul ministry.

Some Oboedire readers use the posts in small-group conversations at church, school or work.  The “Conversations” icon at the top of the home page contains a simple guide to assist you if you want to use the Oboedire writings with your friends.

You’ll get the most from Oboedire by becoming a subscriber.  It’s free.  You will receive future posts automatically, as well as any other information. 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. Thank you for helping spread the word about Oboedire.

4 Responses to About The Site

  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.

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