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Politics from the pulpit, and lessons from a career in Texas politics (Sept. 1, 2022)

Posted on · On Thursday's show: We discuss the mingling of religion and politics after a prominent Houston pastor's political remarks from the pulpit. Then Mary Beth Rogers, the former campaign manager and chief of staff for the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards, reflects on her life in politics. And we meet the Houston Chronicle’s new restaurant columnist.

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Texas is Home to the Most Megachurches

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 […]

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Winston Churchill’s Relationship With God

Posted on · Nov. 30 is Winston Churchill's birthday. Volumes of books have been written about Churchill, from his early days through the war years, but one of the things that – perhaps surprisingly – hasn't been specifically put down on paper is his relationship with God. That relationship is what his great-grandson, Jonathan Sandys (who lives here […]