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Tribal approach to community?

By Dave Henning / October 11, 2023

“[Romans 15:7] is a helpful starting point as we seek to live life on the vine with other branches because we can’t create community without accepting our differences.  Our increasingly tribal approach creates a pressure to reject people from other tribes.”- Kyle Idleman “Accept one another, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring […]


Supernatural provision in the context of community

By Dave Henning / August 10, 2019

“Supernatural provision took place in the context of community as the bread and fish were passed from hand to hand.  The bread didn’t multiply while sitting in the baskets; it multiplied as it was shared. . . .  The satisfaction of so many with bread that materialized as if it had rained down from heaven […]


Christianity in the context of community

By Dave Henning / May 16, 2018

“Christianity is meant to sit in the context of community, for it’s in community that we draw the grace needed to do what God has called us to do and to become what God has called us to become.”- Banning Liebscher “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or a sister is a […]


Under the authority of Scripture

By Dave Henning / May 1, 2018

“Ultimately, we must learn to bring every aspect of who we are, from our beliefs to our personalities, temperaments, and behavior styles, under the authority of Scripture.”- Banning Liebscher As Banning Liebscher concludes Chapter 6 of Rooted, he underscores even natural inclinations (i. e. introvert, extrovert) must come under the authority of Scripture.  For example, […]


A community of Christ-followers

By Dave Henning / October 4, 2017

“When we as a community of Christ-followers demonstrate our life in Christ together through our feeling of Scripture, our prayer, our fasting, our service, and our relational intimacy, we create a compelling announcement of the kingdom’s presence in the world.”- Jared C. Wilson Jared Wilson concludes Chapter 6 of The Imperfect Disciple as he notes […]


Bringers of the gospel – not just a good idea, but good news

By Dave Henning / October 1, 2017

“We meet each other as bringers of the gospel.  The gospel is designed to be said — it’s not just a good idea; it’s good news.”- Jared C. Wilson In Chapter 6 (“The Revolution Will Not Be Instagrammed”) of The Imperfect Disciple, Jared Wilson cites Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Pastor Bonhoeffer once wrote that we meet one […]


Building a mound of snow

By Dave Henning / November 4, 2016

“Art that loves people can be as simple as building a mound of snow and letting people slide down.”- Tom Eggebrecht in Chapter 8 (“Love People”) of Fully and Creatively Alive, Tom Eggebrecht describes one key to pursuing your passion and chasing your dream.  That key- to love and care for people.  Hence, Pastor Eggebrecht […]

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