Category Archives: blogs

Moving Day Confessions

Bless me, Father… it’s been 5 months and 2 days since my last blog post. I’ve felt it, too. I miss the constant outlet I used to have. But lately I’ve just had these thoughts, and composed entire blog posts … Continue reading

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A Real Live Preacher Questions Hell

Hell has been a big topic lately. There’s an informal group of guys that tend to talk about the scriptural idea of hell on Wednesday evenings at the FroPo. It was a message topic a few weeks ago. And now … Continue reading

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Not Alone

Despite the apparent uniqueness of the Front Porch, it is great to see that there are others out there dreaming and doing the Way of Jesus in ways we can relate to. Back in December I wrote about one example … 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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Missio Dei

Lately my conversations have been peppered largely with talk about mission… God’s mission, our mission… and the Latin phrase Missio Dei, which means “Mission of God”.I love that this phrase has become so popular, because it reminds us that, although … Continue reading

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Last night I discovered that The Core website has been linked by a German-language emerging church blog called “oikosthemen” which means, as far as I can tell, in English, “OK”. Makes sense. I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that it … Continue reading

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Follow Me, and I Will Make You Fishers of… Snakes?

Turns out my brain is too scattered right now for a unified field theory of… anything, so here’s a hodge podge consisting of unfinished past posts (time to clean up the “drafts” box,) and what happened last night. Fishers of … Continue reading

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Publicity Anonymity (or, Stuck in the Middle with You…)

UPDATE 2/23/07: A lot of people have been coming to this blog post from “SBC OUTPOST” since yesterday. But I think most of those people would actually be more interested in reading the post that Roger Moran quoted in his … Continue reading

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12/16/06 – First Anniversary of The Core Blog

Today is the first anniversary of The Core Blog! I want to sincerely thank everyone who has encouraged my foray into the blogosphere by reading, commenting, and e-mailing. There have been low points, where I became better acquainted with my … Continue reading

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Rounds 2 & 3: Law vs. Love and Head vs. Heart

I’m going to take a break from the current series to continue the celebrity death match I began with my original post. This post was inspired by two things: a thread from The Reach, (primarily comment #75, by Jody Bilyeu) … Continue reading

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