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Getting inside out, and letting outside in

Thanks to Catch citizen John Fagliano for the following quote from Tim Keller in line with yesterday’s Catch about God desiring mercy over sacrifice. Jesus’s teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, … Continue reading

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Everyone, everywhere

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the … Continue reading

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You’re welcome

When Marti tells me my hair looks like I just put my finger in a light socket, that means it’s time for a haircut. So yesterday I got shorn. The woman who cuts my hair in town is Caucasian and … Continue reading

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Keep the door open

I will count Egypt and Babylon among those who know me—     also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia.     They have all become citizens of Jerusalem! Regarding Jerusalem it will be said,     “Everyone enjoys … Continue reading

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One for all

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not … Continue reading

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Who are those evangelicals anyway?

Some have wondered if it’s worth our time caring about what the general populace is thinking and saying about Christians and Christianity. “That’s not my business,” some would say. “It’s only my business to live my life as a true … Continue reading

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“Yep. That’s me,” wrote Jen after reading Monday’s Catch. We’re focusing on the Catch reader this week and here is what Jen had to say: “This is why I found my spiritual connection to God in the rooms of Al-Anon … Continue reading

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What it’s like on the outside

Whether we’ve had anything to do with putting them there or not doesn’t really matter; many feel like they are being kept outside by the church, and sadly, these are people who desperately want – and need — to come … Continue reading

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