Religion

The Culture |
March 19, 2014

Going Secular at SXSW

The band Gungor is using the festival to broaden its fan base outside the churches where it made its name. Can it escape the stigma of Christian rock without alienating its devoted followers?…

The Daily Post |
October 10, 2013

Tattooed Jesus Billboards Flood Lubbock

Lubbock, long a stronghold in the Bible Belt, is home to a new religious marketing campaign featuring a tattooed Jesus. The billboards picturing inked Jesus have irked some in the community (where churches outnumber tattoo parlors 25:1) and left others impressed with the message.

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January 21, 2013

Rick Perry Is Still Newsworthy

From Satan to sleep apnea, five headlines about Rick Perry following his Friday night appearance at the Texas Tribune festival and the publication of Oops, a presidential campaign e-book by the Trib's Jay Root.

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January 21, 2013

The Battle of Athens Continues

Some 5,000 people rallied in Athens to support the nativity scene displayed outside the Henderson County Courthouse that has been criticized by an atheist group.

Feature |
January 21, 2013

Church Burners

Why did Jason Bourque and Daniel McAllister, two Baptist boys from East Texas, set fire to ten churches across three counties last year?…

Border & Immigration |
January 20, 2013

A Q&A With David Dorado Romo

Not everyone can claim to be related to a certified saint, but David Dorado Romo can. The author and El Paso native traveled to a tiny town in the Mexican state of Jalisco to learn more about his father’s second cousin, Santo Toribio Romo, and discovered some interesting things about…

Religion |
January 20, 2013

Jailhouse Flock

What is ex–football star Bill Glass’s plan for reforming hardened prison inmates? God is in the details.

Sports |
March 4, 2012

A Bittersweet End for Beren Academy

The Beren Stars fell to the Abilene Christian Panthers, 46-42, in Saturday night's TAPPS 2A final, but people are still talking about how the Houston Orthodox Jewish day school got there. …

Books |
July 31, 2011

Gunfire and Brimstone

Fort Worth preacher J. Frank Norris paved the way for today’s televangelists. But he’s probably best known as the defendant in a wild 1927 murder trial.

Feature |
June 30, 1997

Happy Doomsday

In the wake of Heaven’s Gate, the media marched en masse to Abilene, the home base of the House of Yahweh, whose charismatic leader, Yisrayl Hawkins, was supposed to be the next David Koresh. Not even close.

Religion |
August 31, 1995

I’m a Believer

With so many people attacking the Religious Right these days, being a Christian isn’t easy. But I keep the faith.