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Religion and Politics in America

I searched for a man among them who would build up a wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one. Ezekiel 22:30 One of our main goals here at the Catch is to … Continue reading

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What God cares about

Our guest today on BlogTalkRadio is Randall Balmer, author of Bad Faith: Race and the Rise of the Religious Right. In this book, Balmer traces the origins of the conservative movement among Christians and how we were drawn into politics. … Continue reading

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Presidents Day

“Now we are convinced that there is nothing that can undermine our democracy. Not a single aspect of Ukrainian life is and will ever be fragile. Our strength is a powerful contribution to the strength of all freedom-loving nations in … Continue reading

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No confusion in the kingdom of God

(Due to technical problems there will not be a video of John reading the Catch today.) Soon, citizens of the United States of America will exercise a privilege many citizens do not have in this world. We will participate in … Continue reading

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What about Christian nationalism?

Note: There is no video today due to technical issues. “What are we doing to emulate Christ? What are we doing to serve? In my opinion, Christian nationalism is one big self-absorbed pity party. Get over yourself. Get at someone’s … Continue reading

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Where is the truth?

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) I’ve never known the Bible to carry more of the weight of truth than it does today. That’s because nothing else does. Now that’s always been true, but even more … Continue reading

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‘Both Sides Now’

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) I need you. You need me. We mustn’t let this spirit of division get ahold of us. Mike McCausland, our Tuesday Conversation guest this week, said it’s not just in … Continue reading

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We the (fallen) people

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch In his book, We the Fallen People: The Founders and the Future of American Democracy, Robert Tracy McKenzie, PhD, and professor of history at Wheaton College, brings out the most … Continue reading

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Both sides now

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) Inspired by yesterday’s Catch on learning to understand “the other side,” Terri, who has spent most of her career as a college professor, sent me some insightful comments a few … Continue reading

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Empathy is not endorsement

(Click here for a video of John reading this Catch.) In a recent interview in United Airlines Hemisphere magazine, singer/songwriter and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bonnie Raitt, stated: “This time is the most fraught and worrisome in … Continue reading

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