Category Archives: freedom

100% raw organic

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) I once met a woman who described herself as “100% raw organic,” and what she meant by that was that what she sees when she looks at herself in the … Continue reading

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Championing religious freedom for all

Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths or of no faith undermine all our civil rights. – Thomas Jefferson Much of the talk of Christian worldview in America … Continue reading

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Whom shall I fear?

In Ecclesiastes 1:9, Solomon proclaims, “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” That might explain the following verses from Isaiah, written thousands of years ago, that … Continue reading

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Deep reflection

During the civil rights march on Washington in 1963, when Martin Luther King gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, Peter, Paul and Mary sang to thousands who had gathered there with the Washington Monument towering behind them. I … Continue reading

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‘Thy will be done’

Yesterday was one of the darker days in U.S. history, no matter what your take on it or your political persuasion. And what happens from here is equally disrupting. It was unsettling to see as revered an icon and symbol … Continue reading

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America in crisis

Well I know I can’t tell you what to do, but I can pretend I can when I tell you you must listen to last night’s interview with Os Guinness. Os is a brilliant author, thinker and social critic with … Continue reading

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Freedom train comin’

Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:17 Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their … Continue reading

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Shall I or shall I not wear a mask?

“‘To mask or not to mask?’ that is the question,” or at least one of the many questions facing us all today. A couple of days ago, a woman parked on our street and walked into a house she was … Continue reading

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