Guidance Through Divine Whispering

Ferdinand Olivier, Elijah in the Wilderness, 1831

Part 12 of series: How Does God Guide Us? The Old Testament book of 1 Kings contains one of the most dramatic stories in all of Scripture (1 Kgs 18-19). Israel was languishing under the corrupt leadership of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. The royal couple had led the nation into the worship of the [Read More...]

Divine Guidance Through Dreams and Visions

Rembrandt, The Dream of St. Joseph, 1650-55

Part 12 of series: How Does God Guide Us? So far in this series I’ve shown that God guides us through circumstances, Scripture, community, and reason. Those who especially liked my last post on divine guidance through reason might find themselves a bit uncomfortable with today’s post. I must admit that the subject of guidance [Read More...]

How Does God Guide Us? Through Reason

Part 11 of series: How Does God Guide Us? So far I’ve shown that God guides us through circumstances, Scripture, and community. In my last post, I added that we can be guided through careful reasoning. I want to explain what I mean in this post. Because the Spirit’s guidance can be so marvelously miraculous [Read More...]

Divine Guidance Through Community (Part 2)

A picture of my wife and me around the time of my story. Yes, I was wearing those giant glasses and that stylish moustache. And, yes, I was wearing shorts that short. I'm glad some things change, though I'd be happy to have all that brown hair again.

Part 10 of series: How Does God Guide Us? In my last post, I began to explain how God guides us through Christian community. This sort of discernment happens especially in the context of intimate relationships: small groups, prayer partnerships, or spiritual direction relationships. For example, several years ago, my wife and I were going [Read More...]


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