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Prophet weds and loves practicing prostitute

“Go and marry a prostitute.” Thus begins the unusual story of Hosea, one of the most surprising prophets to the nation of Israel. It was his prophetic mission to marry a prostitute and love her in spite of her whoring … Continue reading

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Rocked out

Two stories from yesterday’s Catch communicate the essence of the message better than anything I could ever say. My wife and I felt compelled for far too long to try to be sure our son knew we loved him yet … Continue reading

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LOVE

When you love someone you embrace the whole person. I don’t think we’re done with this “love the sinner; hate the sin” thing. Friday we got it down to “Love the sinner,” but now I‘m realizing that’s not far enough.

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I don’t believe God loves me if…

“You know God loves you, don’t you Kevin?” Why is it that such a basic, underlying truth seems to catch us off guard, as if we have never heard it before? After reading yesterday’s Catch, Kevin remembered Mrs. Goodrich, a … Continue reading

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Love like God

You’ll know you’re loving like God when you start loving people you don’t like and hurting for those you do. The way this usually works out is to feel that God doesn’t love anyone I don’t love, and the human … Continue reading

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‘Are we tough enough for ordinary love?’

Our title today comes from a line in a song by U2 featured in the new movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela’s passing last week made me think of him especially in light of the last section of … Continue reading

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If I loved myself

I was so blessed by reading your comments on Brennan Manning that I don’t want to leave this subject just yet. “DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE GOD OF JESUS LOVES YOU BEYOND WORTHINESS AND UNWORTHINESS, BEYOND FIDELITY AND INFIDELITY, THAT … Continue reading

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So easy, it’s hard

Our new relationship with God is so hard for us to accept because we can do nothing to earn it, and nothing to discredit it. We are not used to this. We are used to earning our reputations. We are … Continue reading

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