Author Archives: jwfisch

From here to eternity

    Relationships involve our most important experiences of the eternal in this life. Relationships and the Word of God are the two tangible things we possess in this life that will last forever. Everything else is temporary; everything else … Continue reading

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Friend of sinners

Jesus, friend of sinners We have strayed so far away We cut down people in your name But the sword was never ours to sway Jesus, friend of sinners The truth becomes so hard to see The world is on … Continue reading

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Church is out

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy … Continue reading

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Re-branding Christianity

I’M FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND HATE — a popular bumper sticker that speaks a volume of truth. Every once in a while, it becomes necessary to refocus our sight. Who are we as Christians; what do we stand … Continue reading

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Somebody among Somebodies

This will be the last of the Catches about what I took away from my Wheaton College reunion weekend and can pass on to you. We’ve talked about memorial stones — remembering when and where God met us in the … Continue reading

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Four things that stand out about my class reunion

I attended my first college reunion last weekend. It was my 50th. There have been plenty of other opportunities to go back over the years that never interested me, but this one got my attention. Fifty was a good round … Continue reading

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A single mom’s Mother’s Day

We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. We need compassion. Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) During this all-important Mother’s Day weekend, let’s take a look at the … Continue reading

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Los Angeles – Chicago via 66

I’m on board on my flight to Chicago for my 50th reunion with the Class of 1969. All those years flying United to appearances all over the country has paid off. After logging a million miles, I became Premier Gold … Continue reading

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