Weekly Gatherings at Victory Grill, East Austin

We are setting sail. Beginning September 30th, The Front Porch begins hosting weekly gatherings and community events at the historic Victory Grill in East Austin.

Our special focus this fall is on supporting local Austin musicians who for the most part struggle mightily to support themselves, ironically, in the “live musical capital of the world.”

These Sunday evenings will be an eclectic blend of faith, food, music, and conversation. These events will be signature “Front Porch” and will be integral to growing our base of support. Our fall programming will culminate in a benefit concert during the last week in December.

We are also participating in a benefit for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians on October 2nd, 7:30pm. That evening, we host the astonishing “Mother Falcon” in All Saints’ Episcopal Church, in an effort to help raise funds for local musicians in need of health care.

The Front Porch is a haven of hospitality, a hearth for the hungry, and a sanctuary for the wondering wanderer. Please join us! Thank you for your support!

Difference & Conversation: Articulate Thinking

This site intends to post substantial articles from time to time that may foster conversation, learning from one another, civil disagreement, and intellectual stimulation among those associated in any way with The Front Porch.

“Difference & Conversation” will be curated by Frank Richardson.

Here is the link to our first article, written by Frank himself:

FCR BLOG 9_25 – Beyond Dogmatism and Cynicism

Frank Richardson is professor (emeritus) of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He spent the first half of his career in counseling psychology, the last half of it in a field that goes by the name of theoretical and philosophical psychology. This shift occurred because he became disenchanted with much of academic and professional psychology and, as a result, has spent most of the last 25 years trying to sort out the wheat from the chaff in the social and behavioral sciences. He has published several books and over a hundred articles and chapters. Recently, with a few colleagues in theoretical psychology, he has been investigating several topics in the area of psychology and religion.