Tag Archives: witnessing

More than a bumper sticker faith

We need to have some new answers. If someone asks if you are a Christian today, your answer is going to depend a lot on what that person thinks a Christian is. Based on that, you might want to say … Continue reading

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All together now

Can you find the Christians in this picture? No? Good. As far as I can tell, this is a picture of a bunch of sheep and goats together in a big herd. And when you see them all together like … Continue reading

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a sacrificial poet

    This is the logo for one of the open mic’s John attends. John wants to welcome any Chicago visitors to “The Catch,” and thank them for welcoming him into their community.     John Shirk is a missionary to … Continue reading

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Living bridges

[Today Marti reminds us of our mission.] For as long as I have known John, which is more years than I care to admit, he has sought to create bridges among people within the church to those out beyond its … Continue reading

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How Grace Turned Outward gives you a head start with everybody.

With the country split in half and everyone getting meaner, what an opportunity for grace turned outward! We are offering the anti-thesis to everything brewing in society. Wherever you are, from the mail room to the executive offices, you are … Continue reading

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Weakness on display

I don’t want anyone to give me credit beyond what they can see in my life or hear in my message. (2 Corinthians 12:6) Upon further review, it has come to my attention that the interpretation of this statement in … Continue reading

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On the road again

It’s simple, really. Caring for people from creation to restoration is seeing the value and importance of every human being on this planet regardless. There is no one insignificant. No one who doesn’t count. No one who is an outcast … Continue reading

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What the heart knows

Here is something you can know about every human being regardless of faith or religion, even if they say something to the contrary: They are searching for God. How can I be so sure about this? Because we were made … Continue reading

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