People often say they heard from God, or felt called to do something by a higher power.

Michele Bachmann, for example, said God told her to run for a U.S. House seat, and that she and her husband fasted for three days to be more sure.

She received criticism for this. Some even said her claim meant she had a mental illness. But, in Evangelical community, hearing God's call isn't unusual language.

We decided to ask our panelists about it.

What does God sound like?

Responses to this Viewpoint

God sounds like anyone speaking from their heart

Joe Niemiec |

Many years ago I was sitting in the high mountains of the Trinity Alps (CA) and heard a train coming through. After a few minutes I realized it was the sound of the wind in the trees. I had come home. I was once more in the woods, alone under the night sky; thus began my conscious spiritual journey.

God might sound like everything

Pearce Fujiura |

When I first read this question I thought of the movie “Dogma” in which God (played by Alanis Morissette) speaks with such an awesome voice that any mortal who hears it implodes from the overwhelming magnitude of the sound. To be honest I kind of like that idea.

This gets at something very important

Bill Ellis |

This question didn’t interest me when I first read it, but upon reflection I realized it gets at something very important.

Think back for a moment to the days of the Roman Empire; back then from the point of view of Imperial Rome God sounded like marching armies and the clash of weapons in combat.

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