Author Archives: jwfisch

Wisdom from the first President

Excessive attachment to political parties agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one party against another, and opens the door to foreign influence and corruption. – George Washington Where is George when we need … Continue reading

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Two wills and a destiny

So I woke up in Phoenix this morning but there’s no baseball in sight, unless the Diamondbacks are home tonight.  But I wouldn’t know that because I am not here for baseball, I’m here for my son, Chandler. He has … Continue reading

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A long and winding road

I’m one hundred times more passionate about creating Christians and churches that will be faithful, biblical, countercultural, and spiritually minded in a socialist America, in a Muslim America, in a communist America, than I am in preventing a Muslim America … Continue reading

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Something from nothing

Nothing comes from nothing; nothing ever could. So somewhere in my youth or childhood, I must have done something good.  – The Sound of Music The sentiment in this song is a beautiful and tender expression of grace from a … Continue reading

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‘Undifferent’

In his new book, God At Work: A Testimony of Prophecy, Provision and People amid Poverty, our own Catch MemberPartner, Drew Snider, tells the story of how he almost tripped over a pile of clothing on skid row in Vancouver, … Continue reading

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The Big One

Californians are talking about earthquakes again. Faults, and tectonic plates, and shifts in the earth’s crust are all the rage. After 20 years of relative calm, everyone is wondering when and where the next one will come. And here in … Continue reading

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Ask not what you can do for God

  David wanted to build God a house. It didn’t seem right that he was in a nice cedar-built mansion and the Ark of the Covenant — the portable presence of God the children of Israel had been carrying around … Continue reading

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Speechless in (your city here)

If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself. 2 Timothy 2:13 We have a Catch member who has found out his wife has been unfaithful. Though his heart has been broken and he’s lost nights of … Continue reading

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