Navigating the Site

Oboedire has more than nine years’ worth of archived writing. This page is meant to help you make the best use of these materials.

The righthand sidebar enables you to follow the writing chronologically (July 2010 to the present) and categorically (topically).

In addition to that, the writings include many extended series.  Here is a list of them, with beginning and ending dates…

1. “Listenings” (7/20/2010 to 1/31/2011)–the opening posts for Oboedire. A way to see the vision that launched Oboedire.

2. “Benedicts Rule” category (1/7/2011 to 3/22/2013)–posts exploring this ancient Rule of Life.

3. “Desert Wisdom”category (1/4/2012 to 3/19/2013)–posts that examine early-Christian spirituality.

4. “The Spiritual Life” by Evelyn Underhill (2/7/2011 to 3/12/2012 in “Listenings” category)–posts related to Underhill’s classic book.

5. “Spiritual Formation” by Henri Nouwen (3/19/2012 to 12/30/2013 in “Listenings” category)–posts related to this book.

6. “Let Us Pray”category (10/6/2012 to 6/18/3014)–posts about the theology and practice of prayer.

7. “Lumen Fidei” category (1/6/2014 to 8/11/2014).  This series explores Pope Francis’ first encyclical.

8. “For the Bride” category (9/5/2014 to 7/31/2015)–posts related to Steve’s book, ‘For the Sake of the Bride’ (Abingdon Press, 2014).

9. “Journey”category (9/1/2024 to 8/17/2015)– posts related to Brian McLaren’s book, ‘We Make the Path by Walking.’

10. “Year of Mercy” category (2016)–posts related to Pope Francis’ book of the same title.

11. “Prophetic Task” category (10/16/2017 to 1/15/2018)–posts exploring Walter Brueggemann’s theology of prophetic ministry.

12. “Practicing the Better” category (2018)–posts that expand upon Richard Rohr’s concpt of “the practice of the better.”

13. “Here and Now” category (2019)–posts that explore the ways and means of living for God in the present moment.

14. “Holy Love” category (8/3/2019 to December)–posts that initially explore Steve’s book, ‘Holy Love: A Biblical Theology of Human Sexuality’ (Abingdon Press, 2019) and then a larger theology and practice of live in the Christian tradition.

15. “Love” category (2020 Theme)–posts that explore what it means to love God, others, yourself, and the world.

16. “In-Sight” category (ongoing)–a series (now posted the first Saturday of each month) that looks at the spiritual life in a “deep and wide” fashion, showing the comprehensive nature of Christian spirituality by writing about it in relation to a range of topics.

17. “Shepherd’s Care” category (ongoing)–a series focusing on the spiritual formation of clergy.

In their archived format, these extended series are potentially useful group studies.  See the “Conversations” icon for a suggested group meeting format.