Love’s Labor’s Lost

It’s Houston Shakespeare Festival time again, and tonight found us at Miller Outdoor Theatre for “Love’s Labor’s Lost.” It’s a fun play, written by a youthful Shakespeare in love with language, and directed by Sidney L. Berger. Berger came out for Q&A with the audience before the curtain. There are three more performances, and three…

Christian Celebrity

I’ve opined in the past about the cult of Christian celebrity, which is common in both evangelical and Catholic churches. Here are some examples from Charisma magazine: One friend of mine in Texas recently inquired to see if a prominent preacher could speak at her conference. The minister’s assistant faxed back a list of requirements…

Texas Revises Its Pledge

I had missed this when it was first reported earlier this summer. It seems the Texas legislature felt it necessary to revise the state pledge of allegiance, which is recited each day by all school children, along with the US pledge and a moment of silence. Here’s the revised version (new words in italics): Honor…