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Houston is now the most ethnically diverse city in the U.S.

As this Hindu Temple in Stafford (just outside of Houston) attests, Houston is increasingly ethnically diverse. Here are some articles that track the growing diversity. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1321089 http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/us/what-ethnic-diversity-looks-like-fort-bend.html?_r=0 Houston has the highest concentration of consulates. Over 1M of Houston’s 6M residents … Continue reading

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A Four-fold Benedictine Blessing

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation … Continue reading

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Vote early in Texas starting Monday

This is an important election in Texas. We will soon have a new governor, who could set the course of this state for the next decade. If, like me, you are going to be out of town on voting day, … Continue reading

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10.26.14 is Reformation Day (or Pentecost 20A)

Reformation Day October 30, 2011 (or Pentecost 20A below) Jeremiah 31:31-34 – The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah. No longer shall they teach … Continue reading

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Luther on James

Luther does not give all books of the the Bible equal weight. He evaluates them in their gospel content. John, Galatians and Romans get high marks. James and Jude (which were not considered apostolic by Eusebius), not so much. Here … Continue reading

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Subpoenaed Sermons

Update: http://www.houstongovnewsroom.org/go/doc/2155/2390022/ Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s. So yesterday I was contacted by folks here in Texas and also from other places in the country about a news story that claimed Houston city … Continue reading

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Near death experiences

This morning I had a radio interview on near-death experiences. News radio is a quick medium. I enjoy doing it, but you have to talk in soundbites. It’s hard to get very deep into a conversation when it’s over with … Continue reading

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