Catalyst

Leadership blog from Pastor Jim Mann

Peace: Step by Step

Peace: Step by Step

We live in a world of conflict…a world that thrives on conflict…that even loves it! Yet Jesus encouraged us: “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they

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Peacemaking and Rebuke?

Peacemaking and Rebuke?

I don’t know about you, but several of Jesus’ commands to his disciples make me uncomfortable. Here’s one: “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother

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When Conflict Strikes

When Conflict Strikes

Job’s friend Eliphaz said: “…humans are born for trouble as surely as sparks fly upward.” (Job 5:7) And it often seems that trouble comes out

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Growing through Conflict

Growing through Conflict

“You planned evil against me; God planned it for good to bring about the present result—the survival of many people.” (Genesis 50:20) That’s the famous

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The Anatomy of Conflict

The Anatomy of Conflict

“What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?” (James 4:1) Conflict is the collision of differing

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Wall of Hostility

Wall of Hostility

“For he is our peace, who made both groups one and tore down the dividing wall of hostility…He did this so that he might reconcile

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Great Exploits

Great Exploits

“… the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32, NKJV) I have always loved this verse…and it

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Leaving the Lies Behind

The Nations Rage

“Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth take their stand, and the rulers conspire together against

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