Are You Hearing God’s Voice or Your Own?

A few tips for letting God speak into your life. Read More

Want to Hear from God? Slow Down.

There are few surer ways to miss out on God's voice than urgency. Read More

How Do People Actually Hear From God?

Facing one of the most important questions of our spiritual walk head-on Read More

"Calling" is a loaded expression—as exciting as it is all-out frightening. But getting started in the right direction can be simpler than you think. Read More

Does God Really Talk to People?

An anthropologist on what it really means to "hear from God"—and why Christians want to so much. Read More

I have to admit, I usually cringe when someone starts a conversation with “God told me …” It just makes me uncomfortable. I wonder if they’re one of the weirdo Christian types or a bit delusional. Sure, maybe it’s a prematurely negative reaction, but having heard people boast “God told me xyz” during much of my youth has made me somewhat of a skeptic. It’s not that I doubt God’s ability to speak to us. It’s that I sometimes question people’s motive for telling me, or their on-the-money certainty, or the smug look-how-special-I-am attitude with which they say it. Read More