Author Archives: jwfisch

What does your worldview do for the world?

Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some. (1 Corinthians 9:22 NLT) Worldview is critical to our thinking if we want to reach everyone, everywhere with the gospel of welcome — grace … Continue reading

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The miracle of forgiveness

Catch MemberPartner, Robert, from Seattle, shared with us a “sore thumb” story about forgiveness. The story was featured on TV, so it reached a large number of people and makes a statement that no sermon could ever equal. And even … Continue reading

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Sticking out like a sore thumb

How does it feel to be a sore thumb? Notice I said to be a sore thumb? We’ve all had a sore thumb before but I’m talking about being one. If you care for the hurting, the hungry and the … Continue reading

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Justice, freedom and love

I’d (hammer, ring, sing) out danger I’d (hammer, ring, sing) out a warning I’d (hammer, ring, sing) out love between My brothers and my sisters All over this land   It’s the hammer of justice It’s the bell of freedom … Continue reading

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The high road

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What an … Continue reading

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Sinners “R” them (or us?)

This has been a tough week for me. I’ve been trying to grasp and write about mercy but it’s been alluding me. Twice I’ve had to abandon my first attempt at a Catch because it didn’t get by my first … Continue reading

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Love and mercy

Brian Wilson, mastermind of the famous Beach Boy sound, says he was in his piano room playing “What the World Needs Now” when he got the idea for his 1988 song, “Love and Mercy.” He went on to say that … Continue reading

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Getting inside out, and letting outside in

Thanks to Catch citizen John Fagliano for the following quote from Tim Keller in line with yesterday’s Catch about God desiring mercy over sacrifice. Jesus’s teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, … Continue reading

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