Elective Seminar

Hearing God in Prayer


Isaac Choi

Born in Korea, Isaac moved to the U.S. when he was four years old and grew up in Chicago. He studied physics and chemistry at Harvard, and theology and philosophy at Princeton Seminary, before receiving his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Isaac has also been a postdoctoral research fellow at Oxford University and visiting fellow at the Rivendell Institute at Yale University. His research interests focus on epistemology, philosophy of religion, and the relationship between faith and science. He met his wife Laura during their college years in Boston, and they are raising two young children in Oregon, where Isaac is assistant professor of philosophy at George Fox University near Portland.


Does God speak to us today? And if so, how? This seminar will introduce what Scripture says on these questions and the role communication with God has in our relationship with him. The different ways God speaks to us will be outlined, along with contemporary real-world examples of each. We will also discuss ways to discern and test what we might believe is from God, and we will end with suggestions for common obstacles to prayer and a time for Q&A

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