Monthly Archives: November 2008

Living in Synonyms

If you’re going to get involved in this post-modern ministry stuff, you might as well accept that you’re gonna have to learn a new language. Don’t bother complaining… unless you’re reaching out to the same people you grew up with, … Continue reading

Posted in communication, culture, post-modernism, words | 5 Comments

In Memory of Casey Jeffers

Update (12/9/08) – Since posting this, I have received a few comments that took issue with the conclusion that Casey Jeffers was neglected or unloved, and I’m absolutely sure they are right. As one commenter aptly stated, just because there … Continue reading

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The Story Has a Middle

If there’s one book I’ve started and finished more than any other, it’s The Cross and the Switchblade, by David Wilkerson. I recall the first time clearly; reading about the author’s refuge for troubled teens in the ghettos of Brooklyn, … Continue reading

Posted in autobiography, front porch | 16 Comments

Turkey vs. Reindeer

A few days ago my friend Ben Johnson (profile name: Ben Jay) started a group on Facebook called “Advertise Thanksgiving”. I would link you to it, but I don’t know how to link to a Facebook group. Here are a … Continue reading

Posted in culture, social justice | 10 Comments


Yesterday morning, before dawn, my wife and I waited in line for 45 minutes to vote. I will tell you now that we both cast our ballots for president, although neither of us voted for Obama, or McCain. Yesterday evening, … Continue reading

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Rock the Vote… Today’s the Day!

OK, here we go. Six months in the planning, but Rock the Vote is today! The promotion was great, the food will be great, the bands will be great… we’ve had a few distressing cancellations, but nothing to freak out … Continue reading

Posted in front porch, music, politics