All posts in " miraculous "

Beaten by the waves

By Dave Henning / July 15, 2015

“When evening came, he (Jesus) was there alone, but the boat was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them.”- Matthew 14:23b-24 “You cannot have a comeback without a setback.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 18 of The Grave Robber by noting that Matthew chooses his […]


Safety nets

By Dave Henning / July 12, 2015

“When he (the demon-possessed man) saw Jesus from a distance, he ran and fell on his knees in front of him.”- Mark 5:6 “Perfect love casts out fear.”- 1 John 4:18 In Chapter 17 (“Dare the Devil”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson tells us that he was present when Nik Wallenda crossed the Grand […]


Embrace the mystery

By Dave Henning / July 11, 2015

“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes.  So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”- John 3:8 (ESV) “Birds don’t need ornithologists to fly.”- Mark Nepo Mark Batterson concludes Chapter 16 of The Grave Robber by stating […]


God’s opinion

By Dave Henning / June 27, 2015

“With God all things are possible.”- Matthew 19:26 “Nothing is impossible with God.”- Luke 1:37 “Whether you think you can or think you can’t- you’re right.”- Henry Ford In Chapter 10 (“Very Superstitious”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson emphasizes that when the Bible says the same thing two ways, it’s doubly important.  Yet, we […]


Intellectual idolatry

By Dave Henning / June 10, 2015

In Chapter 3 (“The Lost Miracles”) of The Grave Robber, Mark Batterson notes that Thomas Jefferson invented his own abridged version of Scripture- The Jefferson Bible.  Jefferson’s version reflected his life biases as a child of the Enlightenment.  Because logic and reason were the ideals of the Enlightened mind, miracles had no place in Jefferson’s […]


Inattentional blindness

By Dave Henning / June 9, 2015

As Mark Batterson continues Chapter 2 (“Miraculous”) of The Grave Robber, he discusses an experiment conducted by two Harvard University researchers more than a decade ago.  Popularized in the book The Invisible Gorilla, the researchers filmed students passing basketballs around in a circle. In the middle of the minute-long video, a woman dressed in a gorilla […]

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