All posts in " spiritual paralysis "

Thoughts and prayers?

By Dave Henning / February 6, 2023

“Thoughts and prayers. . . .  As a culture, ‘prayer’ has become code for a sentimentalism that is mildly sympathetic to tragedy but is helpless or even apathetic to producing real transformation. . . .  Some [prayers] lead to compassionate love: a force with power to turn a culture or redeem a live.  Others lead […]


Intellectual analysis = spiritual paralysis?”

By Dave Henning / September 5, 2020

“In my experience, intellectual analysis usually results in spiritual paralysis.  We try to make God fit within the confines of our cerebral cortex.  We try to reduce the will of God to the logical limits of our left brain.  But the will of God is neither logical nor linear.”- Mark Batterson “The wind blows wherever […]


Spiritual paralysis helps no one

By Dave Henning / December 26, 2019

“Spiritual paralysis helps no one.  When we leave the results to God, as David did, we can replace our heartache with hope.  So if some Shimei is kicking you while you’re down, find comfort as you stand in David’s shadow.”- Charles Swindoll “Come ye disconsolate, where’re ye languish; / Come to the mercy seat, fervently […]

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