The story we tell is the story we live. By Todd Porter | Kairos Collaborative Blog•Uncategorized There is a cause-and-effect relationship between the stories we tell ourselves and our experience of reality (the stories we live). We create stories to explain our experience, often based only Read More Matthew 5-7 (NRSV): A study in contrasts By Todd Porter | Kairos Collaborative Blog•Uncategorized 5 When Jesus[a] saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: The Read More It’s time to lament and repent, church. By Todd Porter | christian church•Kairos Collaborative Blog It is time to lament and repent, church. We have inherited a nation founded in violence, sustained by violence, entertained by violence, and, if we don’t change our ways, one Read More In the time remaining… By Todd Porter | Kairos Collaborative Blog•philosophical reflections How many days do we have left? No one knows. Well, no one knows until the last one ends, but by then it’s too late to matter. A while back, Read More jury duty By Todd Porter | Kairos Collaborative Blog•Uncategorized Old Bailey and Lady Justice by James Burke (deBurca on Flickr) I received a summons from Tarrant County last month to appear for jury duty. Last Friday was the time appointed Read More Why creativity is a core value for Christian churches By Todd Porter | christian church•creativity•Kairos Collaborative Blog What follows is an apologetic I wrote in 2002 for why Christian churches should hold creativity as a core value: “In the beginning, God created . . .” These words Read More of Christians and music… By Todd Porter | Kairos Collaborative Blog•Uncategorized we go to church to sing to God; we leave so that God can sing to the people we meet.