Author Archives: jwfisch

Sent

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the … Continue reading

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Pioneering in the 21st Century

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Just what is pioneering in the 21st Century? Hasn’t everything already been mapped and charted? What frontiers are left? 

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Pioneers, then and now

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) At the beginning of the ‘70s, a group of us shook Christianity to its base. We burst on the scene seemingly unknown to each other yet all with the same … Continue reading

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No resting on your laurels

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) 11. Young people showed up gifted and ready to go. In the early 1970s I was working with high school kids at a church in Palo Alto, California when the … Continue reading

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For the love of the Word

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Series: Characteristics of the Jesus Movement for Today 10. There was a very literal interpretation of Scripture.   I have hidden your word in my heart     that I might not … Continue reading

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Give them what we had

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch. Series: Characteristics of the Jesus Movement for Today 10. There was a very literal interpretation of Scripture It was a beautiful spring day in Palo Alto, California in 1970, and … Continue reading

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Playing it forward

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Series: Characteristics of the Jesus Movement for Today 9. It shook Christianity to its roots (which is the meaning of “radical”). At the beginning of the 1970s, a small group … Continue reading

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Urgent

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Series: Characteristics of the Jesus Movement for today 8. It was urgent. For whatever the reason, be it the soon-expected return of Christ, or simply the passion of getting the … Continue reading

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