Category Archives: Heart Sounds Podcast

“Heart Sounds” is a podcast series that explores the spiritual life from a variety of vantage points.

Heart Sounds: How? Amplification

Episode 30 (8:23) We live the spiritual life by cultivating the parts of it that have the greatest potential. In this episode we look at some ways to do that.

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Heart Sounds: Alignment

Episode 29 (8:07) The spiritual life is lived best when our inner and outer life match. In this episode, we look at ways to establish and maintain this alignment.

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Heart Sounds: “Abandonment”

Episode 28 (6:25) In the spiritual journey we inevitably come to the place where we have to let go of some things in order to make progress. In this episode we explore the idea of abandonment, and how it opens … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: Appropriation

Episode 27 (7:54) We appropriate the spiritual life by practicing the words of Jesus: ask, seek, and knock. In this episode we look at how these three things enable us to turn discoveries into experience.

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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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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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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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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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Heart Sounds: When Do We Live the Spiritual Life?

Episode 21 (8:16) The present moment is the only real time we have. Spirituality is reality, and now is the time to cultivate our faith, fullness, and formation. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/When–Living-the-Spiritual-Life-in-the-Now-e13l2bh

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Hesrt Sounds: “Where Do We Live the Spiritual Life?”

Episode 20 (10:37) In this episode we explore the connection between spirituality and location, focusing on six places that foster growth in the spiritual life…. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Where-Do-We-Live-the-Spiritual-Life-e1385s5

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Heart Sounds: Who is the Spiritual Life for?

Episode 19 (9:07) Turning to the “who” question, we find that the spiritual life is for everyone and everything. In this episode we look at both of those dimensions, with the aim of showing the attractiveness and attainability of the … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: Virtue

Episode 18 (9:18) The spiritual life is important because it cultivates virtue: inward character, outward conduct, and healthy community. We thrive when these three qualities define and direct our lives. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Vision-e12025m

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Heart Sounds: Vision

Episode 17 (6:35) The spiritual life is important because it gives us vision–the vision that we are God’s beloved children, and that we have a place in God’s plan. We look at these two things in this episode https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Vision-e12025m

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Heart Sounds: Vitality

Episode 16 “Vitality” (7:27) The spiritual life is important because it increases our sense of “aliveness.” In this episode we look at vitality from the vantage points of expansion, wholeness, and hope. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Vitality-e11oqu6

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Heart Sounds: Why Is The Spiritual Life Important?

Episode 15 (7:14) This episode begins a new round of visits in which we will explore the significance of the spiritual life–looking at its importance in relation to intentionality and growth. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Why-Is-The-Spiritual-Life-Important-e11bcho

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Heart Sounds: Conversations #1

Episode 14 (8:48) Periodically, I will step out of the thematic flow of the podcast and interact with you about things I am hearing from you. Today, I respond to inquiries about the vision which gives rise to “Heart Sounds,” … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: Community

Episode 13 (9:07) In this episode we look at one final aspect of the Grand Story: cosmic community, manifested in our interbeing, individuation, intercommunion, and interdependence. We have lost this aspect of the Grand Story, and in doing so we … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: Joy

Episode 12 (8:16) Continuing our look at the Grand Story, we focus in this episode on joy, exploring its inward and outward dimensions in the spiritual life. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1

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Heart Sounds: Desirability

Episode 11 (8:20) Continuing our look at the Grand Story, we explore desirability in this episode, learning that the spiritual life is not imposed upon us. It arises from us. Psalm 42:1 is the focal text for this episode. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Desirability-e10efbh

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Heart Sounds: Mystery

Episode 10 (8:51) In this episode we look at a second aspect of the Grand Story: mystery, and how it enriches the spiritual life. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Mystery-e107uva

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Heart Sounds: Singularity

Episode 9, “Singularity” (6:56) “Heart Sounds” Episode 9, “Singularity” We continue looking at the Grand Story. Today, we focus on singularity. Ultimate Reality (God) is one. In this episode we show how singularity enriches our view of God and our … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: The Grand Story

Episode 8 (7:36) Our longing to live a spiritual life is older than any of the world’s religions. Before there were stories, there was the Grand Story. We look at it in this episode. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/The-Grand-Story-evos4s

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Heart Sounds: Spiritual But Not Religious

Episode 7 (9:31) Today we explore a phrase many are using to describe their hunger for God while being honest about their disillusionment with institutional religion. This episode offers some ways to live when we feel this way–things we can … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: Spiritual Formation

Episode 6 (7:01) Spiritual formation is the way we enrich our spiritual life. In this episode we look at why it is important and how it occurs… https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Spiritual-Formation-ev9kvj

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Heart Sounds: “Spirituality_

Episode 5 (7:52) When we use the word ‘spirituality’ we mean various things. This episode looks at four of them. Listen here, or on other platforms: Anchor, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Breakers, PocketCasts, or RadioPublic. The “Heart Sounds” facebook page supports … Continue reading

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Heart Sounds: “Life”

Episode 4 In this episode we look at “life,” the energy of the spiritual life. We explore its two fundamental dimensions and our need to grow in both of them. https://anchor.fm/steve-harper1/episodes/Life-eur8d0

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Heart Sounds: Living from the Heart

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Heart Sounds: Intro

I have been in discernment regarding whether or not to follow through on the suggestion of friends the past year or two: to begin a podcast. I have decided to give it a try, and today “Heart Sounds” launches with … Continue reading

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