Archive for November 2015

A Meditation on My Porch

  I heard someone say recently, “Porches are back. They’re on all the new houses.” And I thought, “No, no they’re not.” Porches on newer houses are hardly more than façades, sort of like shutters. My shutters don’t even shut; and if yo...

Bob Dylan and Christian Zionism

CounterPunch has published my article on one aspect of Dylan’s foreign policy: his view of the modern state of Israel.  It touches on the theology of dispensational premillennialism.  Our book also deals with his perspectives on patriotism,...

ISIS and Paris

The “Barack Obama/John McCain Brigade” strikes again—horribly.  The U.S. federal government has sown creative destruction in the Middle East, and the world is reaping the whirlwind.  When will the madness end?  When profit is removed from w...

Branding Disaster

Earlier this year, after the Charlie Hebdo shootings, I reflected on the conversations that may or may not ensue from the changing of a facebook profile picture.  As my facebook news feed in the last few days has changed into a wash of the ...

Staying in Your Hometown

A wonderful (porchy) piece over at The Imaginative Conservative: http://www.theimaginativeconservative.org/2015/11/why-you-should-stay-in-your-hometown.html

FPR Update

Dear Readers, When FPR launched in 2009, we weren’t sure what to expect. We knew our culture, economy, and politics were broken, and believed that we would have some repairs in mind. Given what has been said at the level of presidenti...

Finding ‘Boston Strong’ In Oklahoma

I’d been through this movie before. Streets closed to traffic, a procession of elite athletes before tens of thousands of spectators. And then the cheers turned into screams. Abandoned strollers rolled away. Scores injured, and some dead. S...

The Philanthropic Revolution

West Chester, PA [Editor’s Note: Late last month, American Philanthropic hosted a launch party for Jeremy Beer’s new book The Philanthropic Revolution. Jeremy is one of the founders of FPR, and remains one of our great friends a...