And that’s the word

Language is a living thing, which means it evolves. All evolution involves winners and losers: things that adapt and live in a new form, and things that fail to and die.

Got Big Tex jokes? Try these

When Big Tex burst into flames this morning, at first, I was sad. But then, no one was hurt. And Big Tex was not…

English Language Ministry volunteers honored

The nonprofit English Language Ministry honored a few of its top volunteers during a lunch last month. Collectively, the five volunteers have helped 2,500…

Dividing Ourselves in God’s Name

When preachers start meddling in politics, they rightfully venture with trepidation. The principle of church-state separation should give us pause, but the line is hardly straight and there is also error in not venturing.

Pizza, faith and Willie Nelson

Maybe “the nightlife ain’t no good life,” but it’s not entirely evil, either. Consider having a theological discussion over beer and pizza at Bryan…

St. Thomas Aquinas carnival is Saturday

The St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and School’s annual fall carnival is from noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in the school parking lot at…

Las Manos Negras

Old East Dallas residents Scott Gleeson and Dane Larsen’s current art project, “Las Manos Negras,” comprise many elements, starting with an oral history of migrant day laborers.

The church and the state

We have three choices: (1) we can vote only for someone who epitomizes the majority religious views of the country, notwithstanding Article VI; (2) we can vote only for someone whose faith is more civil religion than commitment to a particular religious tradition; or (3) we can accept that the best candidate may be a person of completely different religious convictions from our own but whose vision of America is consistent with ours.