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      Faith training

      By Dave Henning / March 2, 2012

      In The Joyful Christian, C.S. Lewis (cited by Brian Jones in Second Guessing God) had this to say about the necessity of faith: “. . .Faith is such a necessary virtue: unless you teach your moods ‘where they get off’, you can never be either a sound Christian or even a sound atheist, but just […]

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        Forging character

        By Dave Henning / February 29, 2012

        In his wonderful book The Land Between, Jeff Manion talks about persevering during our time of transformational growth: “The knowledge and depth of character Joseph gained on his detour is rarely the outcome of reading an inspirational book.  That kind of character has to be forged.”  Only a time of significant trial produces produces maturity and completeness: […]

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          Are you (dis)contented?

          By Dave Henning / February 28, 2012

          Are you content with your current status in your journey toward healing and ministry revision, or do you struggle with discontent?  Do you focus on the particular ministry you lost or are you seeking ministry opportunities wherever God has placed you at the present moment?  Albert Schweittzer (cited by Kurt Senske in The Calling) one […]

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            Are you all in?

            By Dave Henning / February 26, 2012

            In my cable channel-surfing, I occasionally  look in on one of the many poker shows on in the late evening.  I’ve noticed that a frequent player move is to go “all in”, having reached the point of no return.  It’s all or nothing.  Has the Lord brought you to that point in your Christian walk?  Medieval German theologian, philosopher, […]

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              Treasure hunt

              By Dave Henning / February 25, 2012

              In our pursuit of worldly goals and ambitions, God can easily be pushed aside.  In Matthew 6:21, Jesus warns; “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”  It may take a major life crisis for us to realize how much our priorities are skewed.  Episcopal priest and author Barbara Cawthorne Crafton (cited by Kurt Senske […]

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                True Witnessing

                By Dave Henning / February 23, 2012

                Cardinal Emmanuel Suhard, Archbishop of Paris from 1940-1949-which included the time of the Nazi occupation during World War II, had this comment about how one truly gives witness to his/her Christian faith: “To be a witness does not consist in engaging propaganda, not even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery.  It […]

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                  The Greatness of Christianity

                  By Dave Henning / February 23, 2012

                  French philosopher Simone Weil comments on the greatness of Christianity: “The extreme greatness of Christianity lies in the fact that it does not seek a supernatural remedy for suffering, but a supernatural use for it.”

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                    Hold on! Let go!

                    By Dave Henning / February 22, 2012

                    Have you ever given up anything for Lent?  For many Christians, what they give up may be either temporary or largely symbolic.  For those of us in our transitional Land Between, what we most likely need to give up is of a permanent nature- fixation on past events, an unforgiving attitude, self-perception that isn’t Scriptural. Current appearances […]

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                      Are you listening?

                      By Dave Henning / February 21, 2012

                      In his spiritual classic My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers had this to say about times of darkness in our lives: “Are you in the dark just now in your circumstances, or in your life with God?  Then remain quiet.  If you open your mouth in the dark, you will talk in the wrong […]

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                        God walks slowly

                        By Dave Henning / February 20, 2012

                        God’s timing is everything.  As impatient as we might get, trying to hurry God or take matters into our own hands will be counterproductive.  Theologian Kosuke Koyama (quoted in Tony Lane, The Lion Concise Book of Christian Thought), described God’s walk in this way: “God walks ‘slowly’ because he is love.  If he is not […]

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                          A swift exit ramp?

                          By Dave Henning / February 18, 2012

                          In his book The Land Between, Jeff Manion offers this caveat regarding one’s time in the Land Between, an undesired place between more desirable places: “This book is not intended be a how-to manual on locating a swift exit ramp from the Land Between.”  While it is human nature to want to avoid or remove uncomfortable  […]

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                            Breathe in, breathe out

                            By Dave Henning / February 18, 2012

                            In his book Ordinary Saints: An Introduction to the Christian Life, Robert Benne compares the Christian life to the natural act of breathing.  He writes, “The Christian life is like breathing in ( pulling our souls into the life-sustaining power of the Spirit) and breathing out (expending that life-giving power to others).  The Christian life […]

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