We all experience moments when it seems like nothing good can come of the misfortune that has befallen us. But God has a way of taking the worst that can befall us and giving us opportunity to use it for good.
Many clergy know some Greek, but few of us in the pews have had as much exposure to that ancient language as we’ve gotten recently. Between the tail end of long hurricane seasons and the many genetic variants of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the sequence of alpha, beta, gamma and later omic…
The movie “Don’t Look Up,” released last month on Netflix, has become the talk on social media, according to BuzzFeed. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep, the doomsday movie is a satire of our current culture. Sometimes it seems too close to reality for comfort, a…
As the New Year dawns, we focus on looking forward. The past is written, and, although it will continue to be reinterpreted in our minds by selective memory, we know what it is. The future, however, is always difficult to predict.
Before the Civil War, before The Daily News, before Ashton Villa was created — before the Galveston you know — there was Avenue L Baptist Church. You’ve read many stories in these pages — and on The Associated Press — about this unique, historic church. Just a timeline suggests that holding …
The ball drops in Times Square, fireworks light the night sky in cities large and small, the Rose Parade makes its way through the streets of Los Angeles and stadiums vibrate with enthusiasm as the best college teams face off against each other. We celebrate the end of 2021 and the arrival of 2022.
You won’t find the phrase “New Year’s resolutions” in the Jewish or Christian scriptures, but you will see a pervasive pattern of vows, oaths and covenants in its place.
I grew up near Waco and have fond childhood memories of family picnics at Cameron Park. I was 10 years old when I first visited Lover’s Leap, a site high atop the limestone cliffs that overlook the Brazos River.
Keeping pace with the religious pulse of modern America could be considered a full-time job for those of us in this business. For everyone else, here’s a look back at some of the top stories as featured by national and local media, and in this column.
Believers have long prayed with a fervent desire for signs to know how better to serve God. Meet Amber Evans, who has experienced this in a literal way with some famous island signage.
Hanukkah rarely gets the respect it deserves. Conflated with the Christian Christmas, it’s sometimes dismissed as a “minor holiday,” and one that isn’t listed in the scriptures as other Jewish holy days are listed.
It’s that time of year: crisp and cool mornings, children kicking through leaves scattered about the lawn, football stadiums packed with cheering fans, parades with marching bands and the smell of turkey baking in the oven.
We have no record of the Thanksgiving prayer offered at the Pilgrim’s first feast, but the Plimoth Plantation in Massachusetts, which has reconstructed their original village, offers this 1625 version as a model.