Barack O’Billion

The latest estimates, as evidenced by stories like this one from Reuters, is that Barack Obama will raise $1 billion to run for his re-election in 2012. This amount is likely to dwarf any potential Republican rival, especially when considering that Obama doesn’t have to spend any of trying to win primaries. I don’t know […]

Exit Through the Gift Shop

One bit of advice I hear, if you want to improve your blog’s Google rankings, is to make as many pop-culture references as possible twilight starbucks avatar iphone. And that dropping names (like Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, LeBron James and Angelina Jolie) will steer more hits your way. The nice thing is, you don’t have to say anything good about them.

The Danger of Light and Joy

Allow me to share an insight with you from JRR Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring; something that, unfortunately, did not make the cut for the film. Tell me, Legolas, why did I come on this Quest? Little did I know where the chief peril lay! Truly Elrond spoke, saying that we could not foresee […]

Yes, Jesus Married a Prostitute

Anybody remember, a little over a year ago, the media went nuts over a documentary called “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”? Here there was claimed to be solid proof not only that Jesus died and stayed dead, but that he was married to a woman named Mary or “Mariamne”. Anybody remember, about five years ago, […]

Letter to Christianity Today

I wanted to share with everyone a letter I wrote to Christianity Today. So here it is: William Lane Craig is 99% right in “God is Not Dead Yet”, but I believe his take on the impotence of post-modernism needs correction. He falls into a common trap—equating relativism with post-modernism. Relativism is just one aspect […]

Another Write-up for The Core

I almost missed this one, in the November 2 News-Leader… http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007711040319 Here’s our portion of the article, in case the link gets archived, and becomes unavailable: On a recent weekend night, the Front Porch on South Avenue was filled with young people hanging out on couches, playing board games and perusing a selection of books […]

Front Porch on KSPR

Here’s a story that ran last Friday on Springfield’s ABC News affiliate, KSPR 33. Not too bad for a short spot, I’d say. My only (minor) complaints are that we’re called “Core” instead of “The Core” and I am listed as “Youth Pastor” instead of “Pastor” (I guess the subtitle people assumed the word “pastor” […]