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Declaration of a Marketplace Christian (Part 2)

This declaration is so central to all that we believe and represent here at the Catch that it is a permanent document always accessible at our website, http://www.catchjohnfischer.com. However, I have found it necessary to review it often as it … Continue reading

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Declaration of a Marketplace Christian (Part 1)

This declaration is so central to all that we believe and represent here at the Catch that it is a permanent document always accessible here at our website. However, I have found it necessary to review it often as it … Continue reading

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Courageous Heart

One light fixed in the darkness One heart calling me to give mine                  – from the song, “Courageous Heart” by Dan Cunningham Susan Burton’s whole life is an illustration of Grace Turned … Continue reading

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The Advocate

Angela walked off the Greyhound bus in downtown Los Angeles near skid row with a paper sack of belongings and $200 minus her bus fare that got her there from prison. She was dusty and scared, with nowhere to go … Continue reading

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Come together

It’s a silly, nonsensical Beatles song (even George Harrison admitted that), but its most memorable line is the word for the church in 2021: “Come together, right now, over me,” if by that we mean: Come together over Jesus.

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Fearless Faith

In this season it is good to keep a close eye on our emotions. There are two that are especially prevalent, and seem to grow as political activity increases, and signs of the times seem to indicate, more than ever … Continue reading

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Coloring eggs

My wife got upset with me yesterday because, in my eagerness to keep Easter going, I came home from the grocery store with a dozen hard-boiled, colored eggs. Now admittedly, eggs and bunnies and little chicken peeps are not what … Continue reading

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The conspiracy of the cross

I want to keep Easter going. I want to stay focused on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I want to keep having the Lord’s Supper every night so we can remember Christ’s death until He comes back. I … Continue reading

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