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(Click here for a video of John reading today’s Catch.) I woke up this morning feeling a really strong connection to my bed. We had a hold on each other that didn’t want to let go. My bed really wanted … Continue reading

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The Church has left the Building

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Series: Characteristics of the Jesus Movement for today 7. It got the attention of the wider culture and was initially perceived curiously as something outside institutional church structures. Millennials, to … Continue reading

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On retreat

Jesus often went away to pray — sometimes alone, sometimes with his closest disciples, Peter, James and John — but always to spend uninterrupted time with His Father. Paul went away to Arabia and back to Damascus for three years … Continue reading

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Many but one

“Each generation has distinct attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits and motivational buttons. Generational differences need not divide us. Every generation has valuable lessons that they can teach… When members of different generations are encouraged to work together, it builds understanding and … Continue reading

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Are we caught in consumer Christianity?

How can I sing a new song of deliverance to those who have no hope, if, at the same time, I insist on remaining comfortable among those who do?

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God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. This was his eternal plan, which he carried out through Christ Jesus … Continue reading

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For heaven’s sake

God has now revealed to us his mysterious will regarding Christ—which is to fulfill his own good plan. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on … Continue reading

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Our place in the world

The Catch is a community, and because of that, we are the body of Christ. The body of Christ is a community. But there are other communities we live in, too. A community is a group of people sharing something … Continue reading

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Our kingdom is not of this world

There is a movement of fear sweeping across this country that is sucking in a lot of Christians and sidetracking them into much useless endeavor. Christians who have staked their claim on saving a “Christian” America through politics are worried … Continue reading

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Patron saint

I listened again this morning to Lambert Dolphin’s interview from yesterday, and my wife asked me what I liked the most about it. I like that this man has a vast knowledge of the universe, both from his study of … Continue reading

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