Posted on · On Monday's show: A legal expert explains the latest challenges to the controversial law.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: An update from the Southern Baptist Convention, the school finance reform bill, gender equality in music, LGBTQ portrayal in film and TV, and poet Ocean Vuong.
Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: Local Methodists react to a recent vote on LGBTQ issues. We learn how a Houston company helped rescue a man in Scotland. We break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And we remember the story of Texas independence.
Posted on · The Houston Chronicle's Lise Olsen explains why a Southern Baptist Convention committee cleared the two Houston churches in an investigation regarding how they’ve handled sexual abuse claims.
Posted on · Last year’s massacre at Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church have prompted churches across Texas to rethink their security policies. Many in the Houston area have concluded posting signs banning firearms make them more attractive targets to would-be shooters.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Some local pastors are holding workshops about better protecting their congregations from shootings. An expert helps us safely navigate all the organizations asking for donations on this Giving Tuesday. And Houston author James R. Hannibal travels the nation engaging kids in creative writing.
Posted on · Oral arguments began Tuesday before a federal judge in Houston
Posted on · Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said church shootings may be inevitable, and faith leaders need to prepare
Posted on · We've all had near-misses on Houston roads — moments when we just dodged an accident, while changing lanes and not realizing there’s someone in a blind spot, or not being seen by a speeding car while riding a bike. A team of researchers recently studied that latter experience – and ones like it. Dian Nostikasari […]
Posted on · Before Senate Bill 4, a far-reaching immigration law, goes into effect on Sept. 1, opponents are mobilizing across Texas, including those hoping to see more Texas churches offer "sanctuary" to the undocumented.
Posted on · Houston is often compared to many other big metropolitan cities around the country, but in reality every city is different. That statement is definitely true when discussing the practices of a small town 30 minutes southwest of Houston. The place is Stafford, Texas, and not only does the city not have property taxes, but it […]
Posted on · Since 1894, churches have been exempt from paying federal income taxes, and they’re also exempt from paying property taxes in all 50 states. This can sometimes be a contentious issue like in Friendswood recently, when a church bought 135 acres of land and applied for a tax exemption on the entire property — with an […]
Posted on · Greater Houston is home to more than forty megachurches – those are Protestant congregations with a sustained attendance of 2,000 or more per week. And among those are some prominent examples: Lakewood Church and Second Baptist Church – two of the ten largest megachurches in the nation, according to a recent study from the Hartford […]
Posted on · Five years ago, eleven churches across East Texas were burned down. The rash of arsons over a five-week period from January to February that year put communities like Tyler, Athens and Lindale on edge. Some churches resorted to having volunteers spend the night at their congregations to try and prevent them from burning too. Two […]