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The Soul Experiment

By Dave Henning / February 28, 2015

“I am the vine; you are the branches.  Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”- John 15:5 In Chapter 10 of Soul Keeping, John Ortberg references John 15:5, noting that when we make sure- through the power of the […]


Walk with God

By Dave Henning / February 27, 2015

“Our souls were made to walk with God.”- John Ortberg John Ortberg begins Chapter 10 (“The Soul Needs to be with God”) of Soul Keeping by stating that the Bible, particularly the Old Testament, is permeated with the sense that the soul was designed to search for God.  Pastor Ortberg explains why the soul seeks […]


The nature of joy

By Dave Henning / February 26, 2015

“In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a while you will see me.”- John 16:16 “It is the nature of joy that all questions grow silent, and nothing needs explaining.”- Rudolf Bultmann As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 9 of Soul Keeping, he discusses Jesus’ message to His disciples shortly […]


When the soul grows short

By Dave Henning / February 23, 2015

“They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom.  But the people grew impatient along the way.”- Numbers 21:4 “Nothing in man seems to intent upon God as the soul. . . . The soul seeks the Might One as though he is the soul’s own home, as […]


The uncentered soul

By Dave Henning / February 22, 2015

“Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.  Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”- James 4:8 John Ortberg continues Chapter 8 of Soul Keeping by reminding us that the Greek word dipsuchos often is translated “double-minded.”  However, we also can think of dipsuchos as meaning double-souled, split-souled, […]


The sinkhole syndrome

By Dave Henning / February 21, 2015

In Chapter 8 (“The Soul Needs a Center”) of Soul Keeping, John Ortberg notes that Florida has a problem with sinkholes because the limestone that lies beneath the earth’s surface slowly is being dissolved by acid rain.  When enough limestone is eaten away, the void simply collapses under the weight of an inadequate foundation now […]


A dented soul

By Dave Henning / February 20, 2015

“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul.  Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both body and soul in hell.”- Matthew 10:28 As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 7 of Soul Keeping, he tells of the time he was pulling out of a parking space in a […]



By Dave Henning / February 19, 2015

“Call this world if you please ‘The vale of soul-making.’ “- John Keats As John Ortberg continues Chapter 7 of Soul Keeping, he stresses that soul formation is the most important process in the universe.  While in our day self-talk often is discussed, in the Bible people talked to their souls.  The difference between self-talk […]


The law of consequences

By Dave Henning / February 18, 2015

“Do not be deceived, God cannot be mocked.  A man reaps what he sows.”- Galatians 6:7 John Ortberg emphatically begins Chapter 7 (“The Soul Needs a Keeper”) of Soul Keeping with the following statement: “I and no one else am responsible for the condition of my soul.” Perhaps, Pastor Ortberg notes, we operate on the […]


Fainting for the Lord

By Dave Henning / February 17, 2015

“My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”- Psalm 84:2 As John Ortberg concludes Chapter 6 of Soul Keeping, he reiterates that the soul never will be satisfied without God.  When Pastor Ortberg was a young associate pastor at his first […]


The Cluttered Soul

By Dave Henning / February 11, 2015

“Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.”- Mark 4:7 John Ortberg concludes Chapter 3 of Soul Keeping with his discussion of the cluttered soul. 3.  The Cluttered Soul.  The soul becomes cluttered when worries, the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desire for things other […]


The Shallow Soul

By Dave Henning / February 10, 2015

“Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil.  And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away.”- Mark 4:5-6 “Superficiality is the curse of our age.”- Richard Foster, Celebration of […]

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