Monthly Archives: May 2009

If Socrates Were to Start a Band…

Before I forget, I want to list some of the band-name ideas that have arisen from our intense-yet-meandering discussions at Socrates Cafe the last two Wednesdays. (Explanations are in parentheses.) Evil Cheeses (Kraft Singles and their connection to Big Tobacco.) … Continue reading

Posted in front porch, humor

Message – The Perpetrator [adam]

This is my message from Sunday, April 19, 2009. It was the first in the series called Profiles in Redemption. http://www.thecoredowntown.com/audio/ThePerpetratorAdam.mp3 If the mp3 doesn’t work yet, bear with me. I’m still trying to figure out this Podcast stuff.

Posted in Message Audio

Broken

Please pray for my dad. He was on his bicycle yesterday, and was almost home when he hit a slick patch on a turn and wiped out. My mom tells me that he laid there for a minute, in shock, … Continue reading

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Soft-Sell Tacos

Note: This post is adapted from an e-mail about Socrates Cafe, that I wrote to a fellow leader at The Core. Funny thing… Somebody came into the print shop I work at yesterday afternoon talking about how he wanted to … Continue reading

Posted in culture, emerging church, front porch | 2 Comments

And the Planets Align to Please Me…

If you genuinely like all your beliefs… if there’s not a single one that you wish were untrue… then it’s a virtual guarantee that many of them are untrue. What are the odds that the whole of reality would arrange … Continue reading

Posted in doctrine, guidance, spirituality

Christianity and the Maps of War

I was thinking about Christianity as an institution; as an establishment, versus Christianity as a Spiritual Commitment, and I ran across this short video. All that blue area… how did that happen? Was it a result of the Spirit-driven success … Continue reading

Posted in culture, regrets, religion | 2 Comments

Zadok and Zebulun

Note: This is a short story I wrote, which was published at jesusmanifesto.com in November 2007. I did so because that website’s readership is largely unknown to me. For a long time I was hesitant to share this with those … Continue reading

Posted in creative writing, doctrine | 6 Comments