Monthly Archives: December 2007


I have been fantasizing lately about founding a network of churches for one simple reason: the unity that Jesus prayed for in John 17:21-26. I’m going to do a little dreaming out loud here about what such a network might … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! I Got You Some Slideshows!

I hope that wherever you find yourself this Christmas Day (or later) that you have the peace of Christ with you. I’ve been storing up some pictures of the Front Porch lately, trying to find the time and energy to … Continue reading

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Of Liver Transplants and Vacuum Cleaners

I don’t spend much time on politics here, but I am compelled now to join the chorus of voices crying out against the health insurance industry here in the U.S. We are drawing very close to crisis mode, and the … Continue reading

Posted in culture, politics, social justice | 12 Comments

The Bizarro Front Porch

I’ve been aware for some time of a coffeehouse church called The Freeway, in downtown Hamilton, Ontario, which opened in October of 2005. As you’ll see in this thorough piece of journalism, it’s a great place for building community and … Continue reading

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12/16/07 – Second Anniversary of The Core Blog

Wow… two years. I can’t keep a day planner, I can’t keep a journal, but apparently I can keep a blog. Go me. Although I must admit to a smidgen of procrastination on this very post. I started it two … Continue reading

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Mid-December Miscellany

Here we are… 12 days to Christmas and my mind is filled with miscellany. So why even try to focus? Here’s a hodge-podge, a menagerie, a winding journey through a wandering mind.Advent Conspiracy One occupant of my mind that only … Continue reading

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What a Sell-Out!

This is just a short post to let everybody know that the Hit the Lights Fashion Show on Saturday evening was a complete success! We sold every last ticket, filled up every seat, and even let a few people in … Continue reading

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