Category Archives: media

Barack O’Billion

The latest estimates, as evidenced by stories like this one from Reuters, is that Barack Obama will raise $1 billion to run for his re-election in 2012. This amount is likely to dwarf any potential Republican rival, especially when considering … Continue reading

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

One bit of advice I hear, if you want to improve your blog’s Google rankings, is to make as many pop-culture references as possible twilight starbucks avatar iphone. And that dropping names (like Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, LeBron James and Angelina Jolie) will steer more hits your way. The nice thing is, you don’t have to say anything good about them. Continue reading

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The Danger of Light and Joy

Allow me to share an insight with you from JRR Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring; something that, unfortunately, did not make the cut for the film. Tell me, Legolas, why did I come on this Quest? Little did I … Continue reading

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Two Write-ups for Rock the Vote

Just wanted to point out to everybody the two write-ups we got for Rock the Vote that came out yesterday. GO Magazine did a pretty flattering job pushing RTV in its “Election Survival Guide“, despite the fact that I’m not … Continue reading

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Yes, Jesus Married a Prostitute

Anybody remember, a little over a year ago, the media went nuts over a documentary called “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”? Here there was claimed to be solid proof not only that Jesus died and stayed dead, but that he … Continue reading

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Letter to Christianity Today

I wanted to share with everyone a letter I wrote to Christianity Today. So here it is: William Lane Craig is 99% right in “God is Not Dead Yet”, but I believe his take on the impotence of post-modernism needs … 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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Another Write-up for The Core

I almost missed this one, in the November 2 News-Leader… Here’s our portion of the article, in case the link gets archived, and becomes unavailable: On a recent weekend night, the Front Porch on South Avenue was filled with … Continue reading

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Girls Gone Wild Go Home!

Yesterday when I showed up at the Front Porch there was a reporter lady and a camera man standing out in front, interviewing Matt, one of our volunteers. I naturally assumed it was about the FroPo. But no, it was … Continue reading

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Front Porch on KSPR

Here’s a story that ran last Friday on Springfield’s ABC News affiliate, KSPR 33. Not too bad for a short spot, I’d say. My only (minor) complaints are that we’re called “Core” instead of “The Core” and I am listed … Continue reading

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