A Bad Day for Jesus

Following is an imagined conversation between God the Father, and Jesus the Son on May 21, 2011: Father: It’s time, my Son. Jesus: Time for what now? Father: It’s May 21, 2011. Time for the Rapture. You know… Judgment Day. Jesus: Wait… what? You mean that psycho on the radio was right?? Father: Yep… Harold […]

Bridezilla of Christ

I’ve had weddings on the brain lately. Mainly, because four couple-friends of mine recently asked me to marry them. But also because two new bridal shops just opened on the same block as the print shop where I work (in addition to the two already in our neighborhood.) Occasionally I’ll wonder what it’s like to […]

Jesus the Con-Artist

“Can I ask you a question?” “Sure.” “Who is Jesus to you?” “Oh, Jesus? Jesus is a womanizer. He’s a megalomaniac and a paranoiac. He’s also a brainwasher, a con-artist and a compulsive liar.” “OK… that was unexpected. How did you arrive at that conclusion?” “Because I knew him. I lived with him in a […]

The Mustard Tree

I don’t like mustard. Even brown mustard is something I usually avoid, and I am most definitely not a fan of the yellow stuff. But I got a fresh glimpse of the mustard tree this morning, and I want to share my thoughts about it. Mark 4:30-32 has Jesus talking about the tiny mustard seed, […]

One Girl Army

Recently the Front Porch team has been joined by a young lady named Stephanie. She is very active in her efforts to reach out with compassion to needy young people in center-city Springfield. And that was the topic of an e-mail she sent to me and others this morning, which she gave me permission to […]

The Prism

Here’s another thought about what we can learn from the Jewish Festivals, which just happens to be the topic of my current message series. If you were there last Sunday, or if you get my newsletter, this will not sound so new to you. But nevertheless, it is original. Many Christians dismiss the Jewish festivals […]