Controversial Religious Art

The elders of Ecclesia, a church in the Montrose area of Houston, vetoed display in their art gallery of a photograph submitted by a 10 year old boy for a series of “Stations of the Cross” (see also Jill Carroll’s commentary). In the photo, the boy’s younger brother plays Jesus–and the Roman soldier beating him…

“Census Sabbath”

Houston mayor Annise Parker has called for a “Census Sabbath” this weekend, asking religious leaders to proclaim her message of the necessity of filling out census forms. As a pastor, when I teach about church/state relations, I affirm our obligation to be good citizens, to give Caesar the things that belong to him. Obeying the…