Phillip Luke Sinitiere examines the rise of John Osteen’s Lakewood Church from its humble beginnings in a feed store to its current status as a nationally and internationally known megachurch led John’s son, Joel Osteen, “the smiling preacher.”
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Unexpected Adaptability: The Cenacle Sisters Navigate Changing Times
By Houston History Magazine on July 12, 2011 in Communities, Religion, Women
Jere Pfister writes a personal account of her retreat with the Cenacle Sisters and explains the ways in which these nuns have adapted with the changing times.
Letter from the Editor: Taking Flight in Song
By Houston History Magazine on July 12, 2011 in Letter from the Editor
Dr. Joe Pratt reflects on his favorite part of the Baptist religion–its hymnal.
Upcoming Issue: A Call to Worship
By Houston History Magazine on June 13, 2011 in Other
The upcoming issue of Houston History, “Visions of Faith,” explores aspects of the city’s diverse religious heritage and concludes the three-part series on Houston’s wards.