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Why The Church Needs Art – Part three

Check out the lessons Scott Erickson learned while he was the artist in residence at Ecclesia Church in Houston, Texas. Click HERE

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Kenny Stabler, RIP

        By Steve Beard Kenny Stabler, RIP. I became a life-long Raiders fan during my childhood because my dad won a Kenny “The Snake” Stabler autographed football at a raffle. It is one of half a dozen … Continue reading

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Free Speech Under Fire

By Steve Beard As a budding young journalist and editor, my thoughts on the First Amendment and free speech — even outrageously offensive speech — were shaped by Nat Hentoff, columnist for the left-wing Village Voice. Hentoff was a prolific … Continue reading

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HOUSTON ROLLER DERBY AT 10: A JAMMIN’ GOOD TIME

By Sean McManus Houston Press Not too long ago, local bad-ass and onetime Houston Press writer John Nova Lomax postulated a very good argument that Houston might very well be America’s Most Miserable Sports City. Surely we have our highs, like the … Continue reading

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Nicholas Winton, Rescuer of Children, RIP

By Steve Beard For 50 years, Nicholas Winton kept an explosive and dramatic secret from his wife. It was only after she found an old scrapbook in the attic of their home – names, documents, photographs – that he first … Continue reading

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He’s Jesus Christ

“If you subscribe to the caricature of devout religious believers as mostly sanctimonious hypocrites, the kind who rake in cash and care about human life only when it is unborn, come visit the doctor here,” observed New York Times columnist Nickolas … Continue reading

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Patriarch Bartholomew on Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

By Patriarch Bartholomew (270th Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, is spiritual leader to 300 million Orthodox Christians throughout the world.) In a series of seminars organized between 1994 and 1998 on the island of Halki off the coast … Continue reading

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Kirsten Powers is an antiabortion, antiwar evangelical liberal who works for Fox News. Got a problem with that?

By Krissah Thompson “I was a Kool-Aid-drinking Democrat,” Kirsten Powers recalls wryly. That was in her 20s and early 30s, when she was an operator on the rise — first in the Clinton administration, when she handled media strategy for … Continue reading

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AN EDGY ECO-ENCYCLICAL- YOU GO POPE FRANCIS!

By Sarah Heath “The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and foster its renewal is our only hope.” ––Wendall Berry We were listening … Continue reading

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The Pride of U2

Fantastic article on Grantland from Steven Hyden about the legendary career of U2 – and the army of haters and challenges of being relevant in our modern world. “I do feel part of a different world where we used to … Continue reading

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