Tag Archives: love your enemies

Loving (when it’s hard to do)

If you read our latest communique, “The Bridge to 2021,” you are aware that we had to let everyone across that bridge from 2020 into the New Year. Nothing we could do about it. Sorry about that. We had no … Continue reading

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Crisis in America

Over three years separates our spring of 2017 interview with Os Guinness and where we are today, and yet, without changing a word, my resulting Catch reads as if it were written yesterday. Because his challenges are so prophetic and … Continue reading

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Servant girl helps cure enemy

There is an fascinating story told in the Second book of Kings (Chapter 5) about a young Jewish girl who was taken captive by the commander of the army of the king of Aram, a neighboring country and potential enemy … Continue reading

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Are we generating life or strife?

Why is it that so often I return from social converse with a spirit worn, a lack, a disappointment—even a sting of shame, as for some low, unworthy thing?   —George MacDonald Have you noticed how these days, almost every … Continue reading

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I’m really puzzled. Two days ago I published a Catch about what I had learned from something Neil Young wrote in an open letter to President Trump. Now I knew I was stepping into a political minefield that I probably … Continue reading

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Thank you, Neil Young

I don’t blame the people who voted for you. I support their right to express themselves, although they have been lied to, and in many cases believed the lies, they are true Americans. I have their back.  – Neil Young, … Continue reading

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Looking for contempt

“We have to be the people we want everyone else to be.” (see yesterday’s Catch) We could spend weeks on this, but given the current climate, at least a few days would be good. John sent us an arresting video … Continue reading

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We, the people

I had a splendid interview on BlogTalkRadio last night with Doug Stevens about loving our enemies. Tolerating our enemies is not a high enough standard. Jesus wants us to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute (say evil … Continue reading

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Love your enemies

Guest writer for the Catch today is Doug Stevens. Doug served many years as Senior Pastor of Hillside Covenant Church in Walnut Creek, California. He was Executive Director of The Renewal Project and The Leadership Connection and has most recently … Continue reading

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What the world needs now (is what we’ve got)

It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of … Coming off of a patriotic week, it’s only right that we would check our own commitment to the things that will make a real difference in our country. A … Continue reading

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