Tag Archives: freedom

Fighting for what’s already yours

Exactly 240 years ago next Monday, on July 4, 1776, the American colonies declared themselves free and independent states, but were they free and independent? No. Not until five years later at the last battle of the revolution in Yorktown, … Continue reading

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The 100% raw, organic you

This weekend, I met a woman who described herself as “100% raw organic Michelle,” and what she meant by that was that what she sees when she looks at herself in the mirror isn’t very pretty. It was her way … Continue reading

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Rain on me

Step 2. Have come to believe that our means of obtaining greatness is to make everyone lower than ourselves in our own mind. I find myself loving people who in turn are loving to me But what you ask is … Continue reading

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A cult-buster book

12 Steps for the Recovering Pharisee (like me) has impacted people more than any book I’ve written. Story after story reveals how people have been set free from legalism and the resulting bondage it creates — bondage to authoritarianism, to … Continue reading

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The Red Balloon

The Red Balloon by A. Lamorisse, was first published as Le Ballon Rouge, in France in 1956, and became an instant children’s classic. The book is a companion product to the 34-minute short film by the same title that many … Continue reading

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The price of free thinking

There is a serious tension between how to think and what to think. Lois wrote us after reading yesterday’s Catch, “As a Christian and an educator, I know how you felt, John. It is heartwarming to find young people who … Continue reading

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Freedom

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 Yesterday was Youth Sunday in the church I’ve been attending, and that … Continue reading

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Free to be free

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). Freedom is self-actualizing. Freedom fulfills itself. Christ set us free in order for us to be free. This is somewhat startling. Freedom here is presented as an end … Continue reading

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