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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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In a long-past southern tradition, the preacher might ask all assembled on a Sunday to hold up their Bibles for him to see. A sea of leather-bound, gold-edged tomes was expected to rise up each time he made the request.

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I like going to the movies. I like sitting in the front row of the upper section, my wife’s favorite spot. We prop our feet on the rails in front of us, sit back buried in surround sound and share a box of popcorn and a Diet Coke.

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A quite common irrational attack on atheist beliefs is to claim atheists only come to their lack of beliefs via some irrational means, not through careful analysis and weighing of arguments.

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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.

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The trees have turned. Many have dropped their leaves. Winter is at the door, and COVID has loosened its grip. Football is in the air, stadiums are packed and the Cowboys are finally winning again.