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The Christian reconciliation model

By Dave Henning / April 11, 2023

“Only the gospel prepares you for both sides of the Christian reconciliation model.  It humbles you enough to make you able to be a forgiver and, at the same time, affirms and fills you with such a sense of worth and love that it makes you able to be a repenter.”- Timothy Keller “Do not […]


Fighting Resistance – the secret

By Dave Henning / July 14, 2020

“The secret to fighting Resistance is quite simple: ignore it.  When you are trying to move forward in your mission and you hear messages that are discouraging, divisive, or devaluing, shoo them away like buzzing mosquitoes. . . .  This, of course, is easier said than done.”- Jennifer Fulwiler As Jennifer Fulwiler continues Chapter 7 […]


Real forgiveness

By Dave Henning / March 17, 2016

“When the offense is severe, forgiveness does not happen easily.  Real forgiveness is a slow, difficult, painful process.”- June Hunt In Chapter 8 (“Rocks Aren’t Removed Overnight- The Four Stages of Forgiveness”) of How to Forgive, June Hunt states that while forgiveness ultimately is freeing, typically forgiveness is not fast.  Boulders of bitterness cannot be […]

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