mm

About Mart DeHaan

Mart DeHaan, grandson of RBC Ministries founder, Dr. M. R. DeHaan, and son of former president, Richard W. DeHaan, has served with the ministry for 45 years. Mart is heard regularly on the Discover the Word radio program. Mart is also an author of many booklets for the Discovery Series, and he writes a monthly column on timely issues called "Been Thinking About." He and his wife, Diane, have two children. Mart enjoys spending time outdoors, especially with fishing pole in hand.

National Treasure

By |2018-01-18T11:27:11-04:00February 1st, 2018|

When an advertiser altered a photo of Michelangelo’s famous marble sculpture of the biblical hero David, Italy’s government and gallery officials objected. Picturing David with a military rifle slung over his shoulder (instead of his slingshot) would be a violation—“like taking a hammer to it or worse,” a cultural official said...

It Isn’t Me

By |2017-12-13T08:31:21-04:00December 13th, 2017|

As one of the most celebrated orchestral conductors of the twentieth century, Arturo Toscanini is remembered for his desire to give credit to whom credit is due. In David Ewen’s Dictators of the Baton, the author describes how members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra rose to their feet and cheered Toscanini at the end of a rehearsal of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony...

The Heart of Christ

By |2017-08-30T15:40:47-04:00August 9th, 2017|

An Australian journalist who spent 400 days in an Egyptian jail expressed mixed emotions when he was released. While admitting his relief, he said he accepted his freedom with incredible concern for the friends he was leaving behind. He said he found it extremely hard to say goodbye to fellow reporters who had been arrested and jailed with him—not knowing how much longer they were going to be held.

Deep Roots

By |2017-08-30T15:49:32-04:00July 16th, 2017|

The sequoia tree, one of three species of redwoods, is among the world’s largest and most enduring organisms. It can grow to 300 feet in height, weigh over 2.5 million pounds (1.1 million kg), and live for 3,000 years. But the majestic sequoia owes much of its size and longevity to what lies below the surface. A twelve- to fourteen-foot-deep matting of roots, spreading over as much as an acre of earth, firmly grounds its towering height and astonishing weight.