Author Archives: jwfisch

Mercy, not sacrifice

“But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Matthew 9:13 Do you ever find yourself wishing someone would get theirs? Maybe you’ve been wronged and … Continue reading

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A reason for the hope

The picture above is taken from the dining room table where I work in the early morning. This is what I see right now. As you can tell, it’s still Christmas at my house. The tree’s still up. The lights … Continue reading

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Coffee with John

Let’s face it, we’re all caffeinated Christians. Well, maybe you aren’t, but everyone else with a cup of coffee nearby is. I even woke up with an acid stomach this morning, and still, the first thing in my mouth was … Continue reading

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Grace Against Time campaign

The newly remastered album, Cold Cathedral, is yours free when participating in our Grace Against Time campaign today. The album is a time-related but out of print rendition of Contemporary Christian Music’s first official album and John Fischer’s first recorded music. While containing John’s first songs, … Continue reading

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Grace against time

If you have been following our end-of-the-year emails, you have no doubt become familiar with the contradictions and complications surrounding the nefarious and dastardly but suave Captain Hook from the classic story of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. The … Continue reading

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Hook often feels alone.

Captain Hook often feels alone. … especially when he is around his crew. He feels isolated and cut off from them, culturally and intellectually. He has very few friends except for Smee, his “number 2 man,” who is friendly and genial.   … Continue reading

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Hook conflicted

Captain Hook is a complicated, conflicted character. He is hot tempered and treats his crew like dogs. He is menacing and sinister, and yet he is polite, and always exhibits elegant diction and signs of his good breeding. Hook is not … Continue reading

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Captain Hook is a thin man with curly, black hair … that drapes over his shoulders, a large hooked nose, a thin black mustache that angles upward sharply, and a large chin. He wears an orange sash over his right shoulder … Continue reading

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