Inauguration Day

HT Christina: “Suddenly another voice spoke, low and melodious, its very sound an enchantment. Those who listened unwarily to that voice could seldom report the words that they heard; and if they did, they wondered, for little power remained in them. Mostly they remembered only that it was a delight to hear the voice speaking,…

National Museum of Funeral History

For years it was a running joke in our family. When I was soliciting suggestions from wife and kids of what we might do on a day off, and they were having a hard time thinking of something, I would say, “We could go to the funeral museum.” Yesterday, we finally did. Yes, there is…

Also 10 Years Ago …

Back in 1999 the Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation signed the “Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification.” Some of us were excited at the time and imagined that it really signaled the end of 500 years of division on this important subject. But there were plenty of Lutherans and Catholics who were…

After Ten Years

Time flies when you’re having fun. Ten years ago it was 1999, and I was leading a small group that was thinking of what we would do as the first big event for young adults for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. We took a bit from “Holy Grounds” and a bit from “Theology on Tap” and…