Category Archives: jesus

A Bad Day for Jesus

Following is an imagined conversation between God the Father, and Jesus the Son on May 21, 2011: Father: It’s time, my Son. Jesus: Time for what now? Father: It’s May 21, 2011. Time for the Rapture. You know… Judgment Day. … Continue reading

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Bridezilla of Christ

I’ve had weddings on the brain lately. Mainly, because four couple-friends of mine recently asked me to marry them. But also because two new bridal shops just opened on the same block as the print shop where I work (in … Continue reading

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Comforting the Oppressor

And the winner is… oh s***, not again. Wouldn’t you love to hear this from an announcer at an awards ceremony? When Titanic just kept taking on Oscars, or Beyonce’s name was called again and again at the grammys? If … Continue reading

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Captain Hook: the Only True Biblical LIteralist

Do you read the Bible 100% literally? “If your right eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to … Continue reading

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Jesus the Con-Artist

“Can I ask you a question?” “Sure.” “Who is Jesus to you?” “Oh, Jesus? Jesus is a womanizer. He’s a megalomaniac and a paranoiac. He’s also a brainwasher, a con-artist and a compulsive liar.” “OK… that was unexpected. How did … Continue reading

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The Mustard Tree

I don’t like mustard. Even brown mustard is something I usually avoid, and I am most definitely not a fan of the yellow stuff. But I got a fresh glimpse of the mustard tree this morning, and I want to … Continue reading

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Wiksell’s Hierarchy of Deeds

I was thinking this morning about what motivates us to do what we do. Why we make certain choices, and why we later stick them, or abandon them. As I thought about it, I realized that there is a spectrum … Continue reading

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Love Forward, Trust Backward

So many Christians havethe love of a childandthe faith of an adult. This is a problem. “Greater Love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” -Jesus, John 15:13 “Unless you change and become … Continue reading

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One Girl Army

Recently the Front Porch team has been joined by a young lady named Stephanie. She is very active in her efforts to reach out with compassion to needy young people in center-city Springfield. And that was the topic of an … Continue reading

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The Prism

Here’s another thought about what we can learn from the Jewish Festivals, which just happens to be the topic of my current message series. If you were there last Sunday, or if you get my newsletter, this will not sound … Continue reading

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