All posts in " holy curiosity "

Holy curiosity of childhood

By Dave Henning / July 15, 2023

“How do we recapture the holy curiosity of childhood?  By taking a learning posture in every situation. . . .  You’ve never met anyone you can’t learn from.  But if you want to glean wisdom, you’ll have to do more listening than talking, which is easier said than done.”- Mark Batterson “There is always one […]


A conversational pace?

By Dave Henning / July 4, 2023

“Are you living at a conversational pace?  And when you have a conversation, do you do more talking or listening? . . .  Here’s a thought: God gave us two ears and one mouth — use them in that proportion. . . .  Please, like listening, is others-focused.”- Mark Batterson “He is no fool who […]


For the wonder of each hour

By Dave Henning / October 17, 2022

“For the wonder of each hour, / Of the day and of the night, / Hill and vale and tree and flower, / Sun and moon and stars of light / Christ, our Lord, to you we raise/ This our grateful hymn of praise.”- Folliott S. Pierpont, 1864 – For the Beauty of the Earth […]


Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break . . .

By Dave Henning / April 9, 2022

Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break . . . (Multnomah, 2021) Win the Day served as a prequel to Mark Batterson’s latest book, Do It for a Day: How to Make or Break Any Habit in 30 Days.  Pastor Batterson continues to shepherd National Community Church (Washington, DC) as lead pastor.  […]


Faith is theological – not logical, illogical

By Dave Henning / September 23, 2020

Faith is not logical.  But it isn’t illogical either.  Faith is theological.  It doesn’t ignore reality; it just adds God into the equation. . . .  Faith is not mindless ignorance; it simply refuses to limit God to the logical constraints of the left-brain. . . .  Logic questions God.  Faith questions assumptions.  And at […]


A place way beyond reasonableness

By Dave Henning / April 22, 2019

“Reason will take you only as far as your mind can go, but no farther.  And that isn’t far enough.  Not if you truly love God.  Only holy curiosity will get you where God wants you to go.  And it’s a place way beyond  reasonableness.”- Mark Batterson “I will climb up to my watchtower and […]


Don’t take yes for an answer

By Dave Henning / April 20, 2019

“A true disciple is consumed with holy curiosity that doesn’t take yes for an answer.  The disciple keeps asking and seeking and knocking.  And the quest is never over because the questions never end.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 6 of Primal as he talks about a concept in the philosophy of science called […]


Never lose a holy curiosity

By Dave Henning / April 18, 2019

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existence.  One cannot help be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries to merely comprehend a little of this mystery every day.  Never lose a […]


True litmus test of spiritual maturity

By Dave Henning / April 17, 2019

“The true litmus test of spiritual maturity isn’t how much you know.  It’s knowing how much you don’t know.  It’s coming to terms with the fact that God is not an object of knowledge as much as He is a cause of wonder.  and that sanctified sense of wonder fuels a holy curiosity to keep […]

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