Ctrl-Alt-Del

Ctrl-Alt-Del is the new message series at The Core Worship Gathering. It will run from March 8 – 29. “Paradigm”. It’s one of those pretentious words you hear in coffeehouses. And since the Front Porch is like a coffeehouse, let’s have at it, shall we? Paradigms are to human thought what water is to a […]

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 […]

Walking on Eggshells

Last Sunday morning one of the things I talked about at The Core was some of the things we can learn from other religions. I know this thought sends shivers down the spines of many Christians, and to others it’s too little, too late. If you know me at all, I don’t have to assure […]

Reality Bites

Here’s the scoop. I’m too much of a post-modernist to believe that every question has, or needs, a pat answer. Or that only those with sufficient and acceptable education should have a voice. Or that the arts are nothing more than helpful illustrations in an otherwise serious book. But I’m too much of a modernist […]

What the Hell?

1. “You’re doing a hell of a job.”2. “I had a hell of a day.”3. “It’s cold as hell in here.”4. “It’s hot as hell in here.”5. “I’ve just been through hell and back.”6. “See you in hell!” One of the beautiful things about the English language is that we have a way of coming […]