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A beeline for the cross

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2016

“I take my [biblical] text and make a beeline for the cross.”- Charles Haddon Spurgeon In Chapter 7 (“Factory Reset”) of If, Mark Batterson emphasizes that “if you fear God, you have nothing else to fear.”  All your other fears are served an eviction notice, because it is impossible for fear to coexist with the perfect love […]

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The sinkhole syndrome

By Dave Henning / February 21, 2015

In Chapter 8 (“The Soul Needs a Center”) of Soul Keeping, John Ortberg notes that Florida has a problem with sinkholes because the limestone that lies beneath the earth’s surface slowly is being dissolved by acid rain.  When enough limestone is eaten away, the void simply collapses under the weight of an inadequate foundation now […]

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Praying the Psalms

By Dave Henning / January 27, 2015

In Chapter 15 of Prayer, Timothy Keller expands on the ancient practice of “Praying the Psalms”, noting that from earliest times the church adopted the Psalms as its prayer book.  Pastor Keller cites a letter from Athanasius to Marcellinus: “Whatever your particular need or trouble, from this same book [the Psalms] you can select a […]

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