Category Archives: Jesus Movement

Jesus plus nothing

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) In C.S. Lewis’ famous Screwtape Letters, Wormwood is a junior demon who is being instructed by his senior, Uncle Screwtape, as to how he can steer a believer off course … Continue reading

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Strangers in a strange land

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Dear friends, I warn you as “temporary residents and foreigners” to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against your very souls. Be careful to live properly among your unbelieving … 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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