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Isaiah Comes Alive

by John Shirk Our guest writer today is our Director of Discipleship, John Shirk. John lives with his wife Amy and their 4 daughters in Chicago, Illinois. They minister to the postmodern artistic subculture and to victims of trauma and abuse. The … Continue reading

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Elijah comes alive!

by John Shirk Like  Lazerus, Elijah was a man of faith who needed to come alive. No, he wasn’t actually dead and buried. He just wished he was. He had experienced great victories following God. A solitary man, he stood … Continue reading

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Mentoring through time

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Tuesday night’s BlogTalkRadio interview with Brent Garrison is required listening for everyone over 57. It’s about mentoring across generations, especially between Boomers and Millennials. Our research tells us that the … Continue reading

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‘Relationships, relationships, relationships’

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) In the real estate world it’s known as “location, location, location.” Where a property is located determines its value more than anything else. In the church and in all types … Continue reading

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‘Sensei’ Roberta

(Click here for a video of John reading today’s Catch.) A servant of the Lord and dear friend of the Catch is now in the arms of Jesus. I am sure God had a grand welcome for Roberta Stevens, one … Continue reading

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Listen to your life

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) One of my favorite writers passed away yesterday at 96. Frederick Buechner was the author of 30 books all of which championed in some way the themes we have adopted … Continue reading

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Am I one of the few?

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the … Continue reading

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Small gate; narrow road

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch in his car.) Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate … Continue reading

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Needed: every day hero

This Catch will be brief. We have an unplanned visit to prepare for this morning, but I hope you were encouraged and instructed by our recent series revisiting the story of Gideon: Mighty Hero. And though he was a hero … Continue reading

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What to do in these strange days

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) These are truly strange days, indeed. If I ever feel myself growing tired or complacent, I simply pinch myself and say, “Is there no crisis? No hijacking of Christianity by … Continue reading

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