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How to Stay Standing

By Dave Henning / June 2, 2023

How to Stay Standing Alli Patterson published How to Stay Standing: 3 Essential Practices for Building a Faith That Lasts in 2023.  Alli holds a master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.  In addition, she serves as a teaching pastor at Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, OH.  When everything is fine, Alli observes, no […]


A robust view of risk – needed

By Dave Henning / May 31, 2023

“You need a robust view of risk if you’re going to live a robust life of faith. . . .  You take risks all the time — the trick is to get really good at identifying the risks that God is putting in front of you.  The risks you take on God himself are the […]


Faith always involves risk

By Dave Henning / November 14, 2022

“Faith always involves risk, and God wants you to take a risk on Him because He knows He’s dependable. . . .  So even though He’s invisible to your eyes, you have His written Word. . . .  He creates opportunities for you to take a risk on what He’s said.  Oftentimes, He does that […]


What raw material we all wrestle with

By Dave Henning / August 4, 2018

“Only God sees into the brains and neurons and knows what raw material we all wrestle with.  The goal is for you to take what counts as a risk for you, one step at a time, starting with where you are.  God makes the call.  We roll the dice.  We make the move.”- John Ortberg […]


Risk – the only way forward

By Dave Henning / January 21, 2018

“There are so many unknowns. . . . Risk is the only way forward.”- John Piper, Risk is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It (Crossway, 2013) In Chapter 8 (“When Waiting Is Risky”) of Still Waiting, Ann Swindell notes the consequences of her failure to risk.  First, Ann’s fear coerced he […]


Even if it means failure

By Dave Henning / November 1, 2016

“When you’re doing something you really like, you won’t be afraid to experiment and give things a try even if it means failure.”- Tom Eggebrecht Tom Eggebrecht writes in Chapter 3 (“Do What You Like”) of Fully and Creatively Alive that your passion about something makes others catch the fire as well.  Consequently, create something because […]


Praying for versus praying through

By Dave Henning / January 21, 2016

“Our generation desperately needs to rediscover the difference between praying for and praying through.”- Mark Batterson Mark Batterson begins Chapter 4 (“Praying Through”) of The Circle Maker with a discussion of a branch of history called counterfactual theory.  Pastor Batterson notes that counterfactual theorists ask (1) what if questions and (2) what are key footnotes […]

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