*This is a rapid fire piece. I have so many ideas backlogged and I want to put something out each month, but I just can't bring myself to write a ton of full-length pieces. I decided to start a less formal format where I quickly lay out some thoughts I had. These pieces are often first thoughts, and should be taken with an even bigger grain of salt than pieces I've spent more time on.
The notion of "hearing from God" has been made a big deal of in our circles lately. It seems a lot of people are up in arms about this idea of hearing from God, or the idea that God speaks to someone today. My group is already pretty averse to charismatic experiences, and really, the Spirit in general (though that would be denied), but this whole hearing from God stuff has seemingly short-circuited a lot of wires. On one hand, I understand why the idea of hearing from God is looked down upon. How many people have used such a concept as a pass for their ideology or for their abuse of others? You may have heard God, but how do I know that you heard him? There seems to be a whole lot of subjectivity inherent in this idea that one hears from God.
*The views and ideas on this site are in no way affiliated with any organization, business, or individuals we are a part of or work with. They're also not theological certainties. They're simply thinking out loud, on issues and difficulties as I process things.