Tag Archives: judging

No more “Love the sinner; hate the sin”

When you love someone you embrace the whole person. This whole “Love the sinner; hate the sin” thing should be buried for good — not because it’s wrong, but because it’s impossible. If you’re going to love me and hate … 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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To judge or not to judge

How hard it is to avoid passing judgment! Patricia, one of our readers, wisely pointed out in a comment on yesterday’s Catch that when I suggested that the preacher railing against pornography has probably got a pornography problem, I was … Continue reading

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Another admissions scandal

Our son, Christopher, lives about ten minutes from a church that has the reputation, among many churched and even non-churched people, for having the absolute best pre-school in town. It’s like the USC or Stanford of pre-schools. Christopher’s daughter, Jocelyn, … Continue reading

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Don’t judge; join

Don’t go to Johnny’s Cafe as a missionary to the lost; go as the lost. If the heart of God is with the lost, where does that leave those who aren’t lost? What about them? What about those 99 other … Continue reading

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The bug’s in the drink

[Not to be confused with my November 21, 2016 Catch, “Swallow the bug” which was another angle on this same analogy.] “Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, but ourselves by our best intentions.”  – George W. … Continue reading

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Learning to love like God

Does God love only Christians? Does this question even need to be asked? Unfortunately, yes, because there is an impression out there that that He does. I encounter it in innuendo and assumption. I encounter it in myself and the … Continue reading

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Moving on up (to the high road)

When I wrote yesterday that the future of America would depend on how people lose, I was not thinking that might have to apply to me! I just assumed the loser was going to be the other guy. Surprise! So … Continue reading

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The unsatisfying nature of revenge

“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” This is, without a doubt, the most famous line from The Princess Bride. It’s remembered because it is repeated so many times, and so much a part … Continue reading

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There never was a moral majority

I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the people of this world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave … Continue reading

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