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Author Ed Hogan

Ed Hogan is a public school teacher and ordained Baptist minister who lives in Houston, Texas. He served previously on the / Baptist Center for Ethics board of directors.

From the Chicago White Sox throwing the 1919 World Series to today’s Houston Astros allegedly using technology to steal signs, cheating has given baseball a black eye. Have professional sports become a ‘win at all cost’ culture? […] Read More

A three-part documentary on Netflix examines the life of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. While viewers will see the tyrannical boss and ruthless businessman, they’ll also see his more human side, including a look at his philanthropy. […] Read More

A white police officer, convicted of killing a black man in his own home, is sentenced to 10 years. A deputy, who is a Sikh believer, is gunned down during a traffic stop. Am I naïve to think racial justice in the US is improving? […] Read More

Our spiritual lives are like an old house. Now and then, they need a fresh coat of paint or a complete remodel. Perhaps your spiritual life is a fixer-upper project, long overdue for a demolition and rebuild. […] Read More

One opposed slavery and became an advocate for peace, another an advocate for clean and healthy living for all women, and the third wanted a time for reflection and gratitude for what moms should be. And they’re all Mother’s Day heroes. […] Read More

I bragged on the response that Houstonians had made shortly after Hurricane Harvey and made an appeal for churches to consider making Houston a destination for mission work in helping us rebuild. I was driving down a local street a few weeks ago and saw a van from my hometown church. They have been very […] Read More

Editor’s note: This article has been revised. A reference to “an automatic gun” was changed to “a semi-automatic gun” because the weapon used by the shooter at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas, was a semi-automatic weapon. I pastored a small church much like First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. You know all […] Read More

I have grown weary of the “once-in-a-thousand-year flood” description of the historical flooding Houston and surrounding areas have experienced this week. This event defied all odds and all logic; it has become the new reality for myself and other Houston residents. However, do not feel sorry for us. Though our skies are still cloudy and […] Read More

I have always believed in the importance of public education as a necessary component of a healthy and vibrant country. This is not a criticism of my friends and peers who work at religious schools. Nor is it a critique of those who homeschool their children. It is a belief that public schools are far […] Read More

Foot washing will be a part of many Maundy Thursday services tomorrow. The act is intimate and can be uncomfortable to participants. At the Last Supper, the act as performed by Jesus was both practical and the perfect object lesson for humility. The actual act of foot washing became transformational for a longtime friend of […] Read More