As followers of Jesus, we believe that God still speaks. Or, like Francis Schaeffer noted well in the title of a book, He Is There And He Is Not Silent. There are scores of passages in Scripture that talk about listening to God. Jesus' sheep hear and know his voice (John 10:3). The Holy Spirit… Continue reading Hearing God in the Uneventful (Willard)
One thing that I notice from time to time is the fact that some Christians don’t listen. As a pastor, I often get questions about various topics. Sometimes I can tell that the person is not listening to my answer because he has already mind made up his mind even before he asked the question. … Continue reading Why Aren’t You Listening?
Among the countless other excellent passages in Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer is his section under "Ministry" (Christian Service; p. 97-99). I'm especially thinking of his notes on how Christians should listen to one another. This piggybacks from what Adam McHugh noted (in Introverts in the Church) about evangelicalism being too talkative and chatty. "Christians,… Continue reading Bonhoeffer on Listening to One Another