All posts in " Good Samaritan "

Bedrock truths of the Bible

By Dave Henning / September 3, 2023

“Behind Jesus’s parable [of the Good Samaritan] is one of the bedrock truths of the Bible, namely, that every human being is created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26-27). . . .  It is clear that this makes every human being of value and worth.”- Timothy Keller ” ‘Which of these three […]


Common grace – the doctrine

By Dave Henning / August 15, 2023

“The doctrine of common grace is the teaching that God bestows gifts of wisdom, moral insight, goodness, and beauty across humanity, regardless of race or religious belief.”- Timothy Keller “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”- James 1:17 (NIV) Timothy Keller concludes Chapter 3 of […]


Implied flow – Jesus’ love concept

By Dave Henning / June 25, 2023

“Though much healing work happens when we turn inward, it is also true that healing happens, when, as we are able, we turn outward — toward our neighbors who need support.  Part of what I love about Jesus’ words here is that there is an implied flow within this concept.  It’s not love your neighbor […]


Peripheral vision – where blessing often hides

By Dave Henning / February 20, 2020

“Peripheral vision is seeing what lies at the edges, which means those who are most marginalized.  Anatomically, our range of vision is approximately 150 degrees, while our horizontal field of vision is 210 degrees.  Anything outside those parameters is invisible to us, and that’s often where the blessing is hiding.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes […]

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