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One for all

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not … Continue reading

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Who are those evangelicals anyway?

Some have wondered if it’s worth our time caring about what the general populace is thinking and saying about Christians and Christianity. “That’s not my business,” some would say. “It’s only my business to live my life as a true … Continue reading

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“Yep. That’s me,” wrote Jen after reading Monday’s Catch. We’re focusing on the Catch reader this week and here is what Jen had to say: “This is why I found my spiritual connection to God in the rooms of Al-Anon … Continue reading

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What it’s like on the outside

Whether we’ve had anything to do with putting them there or not doesn’t really matter; many feel like they are being kept outside by the church, and sadly, these are people who desperately want – and need — to come … Continue reading

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When the Catch is a ‘Catch-all’

As the Catch, we are truly a “Catch-all.” That means all are welcome. Seekers, strugglers, non-believers, other-believers, and, of course, committed believers … you can be and say whatever you want here. That’s why we call it the Gospel of … Continue reading

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Rabbi hosted by known sinner

We had two good climbing trees on our property when I was growing up, and by far the best was a sycamore in our back yard. It had one branch low enough that you could jump up and throw your … Continue reading

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Are we keeping people out or letting them in?

How we think about and treat others is a sure sign of whether or not we understand the grace of God. Grace is undeserved favor. Good things bestowed upon those who don’t deserve it. It’s wonderful to receive, but very … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to You

We’ve got so many of these — the Gospel According to Peanuts, The Simpsons, Biff, Mary Magdalene, and of course, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. But of all of them, aside from the actual Gospels in the scriptures, the greatest … Continue reading

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