Monthly Archives: May 2011

Site Update: “Summertime!”

The old song says, “Summertime, and the living is easy.” I am going to use the summer months (June, July, and August) to create an “easier” (more restful and relaxed) writing plan for Oboedire. Beginning tomorrow, only the daily theme … Continue reading

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Editorial: A Time For Catechesis

In his book, The Faith, Charles Colson says that the great failure in evangelical Christianity is that its adherents have not been catechized.  He adds a similar view by J.I. Packer to his own assertion. I agree.  We have become … Continue reading

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Soul Byte: Tapping the Springs

“Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone.  The artist knows he must be alone to create; the writer, to work out his thoughts; the musician, to compose; the saint, to pray.”   Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift from the Sea.

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Desert Wisdom: Fortitude

Today we begin our examination of Book Seven in The Desert Fathers.  It is probably no accident that these early monks followed the sayings on possessing nothing with sayings on fortitude.  It takes all the strength the grace of God … Continue reading

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Connections: New Henri Nouwen Resources

The Henri Nouwen Society has upgraded its website and expanded its offerings.  I hope you’ll take time to check out their “new and improved” ministry at When you do, pay particular attention to the new Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series.  … Continue reading

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Soul Byte: Ecumenism

“Ecumenism begins by coming together in Jesus and letting Jesus unite our particular churches and ecclesial communities in His way.”  John Michael Talbot

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Listenings: Full and Real Life

Following her introduction to the spiritual life, Evelyn Underhill explores the two primary aspects of it:  communion with God and co-operation with God—what we refer to in the Wesleyan tradition as personal and social holiness.  Today, we begin our exploration … Continue reading

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