An Invitation

If you are in Houston, I invite you to come to Houston International any evening this week for an evangelistic series, “Now Is the Time … to Come to Jesus.” The evangelist is Cesar Cardenas of Medellin, Colombia. 7:30 p.m. nightly.

Ecclesia Plantanda

Ecclesia Plantanda–“the church must be planted”–was the motto of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the patriarch of American Lutheranism. I learned it at Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, but that was the only reference to church planting in my seminary career–and it didn’t get that much mention in my undergraduate education at Atlantic Union College. Times have changed. Church…

Harry Potter. Again.

So. While Jo Rowling now is more comfortable talking about her spiritual beliefs as they appear in the books, and has satisfied some Christians, she’s now thrown down the gauntlet in another direction–telling an audience than Dumbledore is gay and had a thing with Grindelwald. I’m just shaking my head wondering why in the world…

Paganism Baptized

Article in the Houston Chronicle on the cult of the Virgin of Guadalupe, and an exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Cut-line on picture says: The pageantry of ancient Aztec tradition blends with the banners of the day to honor the earth mother Guadalupe-Tonantzin. Photographer Diana Molina comments: “She represents light, earth and…