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 […]


This morning Charles, one of The Core’s leaders, shared about the compassionate miracles of Jesus. Here are some quotes from that, as my memory serves me. From a theatrical monologue: “I am a leper… and I had not been touched in five years, not by my wife, my children, not even brushed by a stranger […]

The Question of Suffering

Yesterday my boss had to take the day off because he pinched his sciatic nerve. Normally he provides the office music from his iTunes, which can include anything from Johnny Cash to the Beastie Boys. But yesterday was quiet most of the day, so eventually I decided to turn on our local NPR station, and […]

Happy Mandatory Romance Day!

Just in case you weren’t present at the Front Porch on Sunday, I’m going to share a few slides with you that I used to make fun of Valentine’s Day. If you were there, just scroll down, because this post is not entirely redundant. Let me begin with a few images that may bring a […]