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The crisis of faith we need

By Dave Henning / June 8, 2022

“The crisis we need is the crisis of faith that will differentiate between true faith vs. inauthentic faith. . . .  There is a crisis of faith that is endured that turns out to be an essential part of the discipleship process.  It’s part of making your faith your own.”- Lina AbuJamra In Chapter 6 […]


Discipleship- other emotions minimized

By Dave Henning / July 3, 2021

“Emotions often get minimized in discipleship, but they’re just as important as thinking.  Renewing our mind in God’s tender mercy includes dealing with our thoughts and feelings (Rom. 12:1-2). . . .  When we integrate feeling and thinking our Christian doctrines inspire us to dance with Jesus as we serve in his Kingdom of Love!”- […]


The problem with pain – it’s selfish

By Dave Henning / November 22, 2018

“The problem with pain is that when you slow down your pace, often you have only your pain to focus on.  And pain is selfish; even emotional pain demands your attention.”- Carey Nieuwhof As Carey Nieuwhof continues Chapter 12 of Didn’t See It Coming, he discusses factors four through seven that help people recover from […]


I am creature, not Creator

By Dave Henning / July 22, 2018

“Because I am creature and not Creator, surrender is actually a better way to play the game.  For I am not Master of the Board.  Surrender opens me up to God’s blessing.”- John Ortberg “Many are the plans in a human heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.”- Proverbs 19:21 (NIV) In Chapter […]


Jesus doesn’t place efficiency above intimacy

By Dave Henning / November 26, 2017

“What we see in Jesus is a presence that doesn’t place efficiency above intimacy.  He was perfectly willing to accomplish his tasks more slowly if it meant being with his friends more deeply.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg concludes Chapter 1 of I’d Like You More . . . as he takes a look at some […]


The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together

By Dave Henning / October 19, 2017

The Imperfect Disciple (Baker Books, 2017) Jared C. Wilson, currently director of content strategy at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, recently published The Imperfect Disciple: Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together.  In his Introduction, Pastor Wilson states he wrote the book to demystify discipleship.  Because all of us need tuning up in the […]


The shame of guilty self-awareness

By Dave Henning / September 17, 2017

“Every one of us knows the shame of guilty self-awareness and the fear of exposure.  But we don’t want to life in the isolation of that darkness.  We long for freeing relationships with others, especially God.”- Ray Ortlund “I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise.”- […]


Turning things upside down – or right side up?

By Dave Henning / September 16, 2017

“Jesus wasn’t turning things upside down.  He was turning them right side up.”- Jared C. Wilson “He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame by triumphing over them in him.”- Colossians 2:15 As Jared Wilson continues Chapter 2 of The Imperfect Disciple, he stresses that Jesus was turning things right side […]

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