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Friday, July 18, 2008

Grace Church’s 150 Foot Crosses

Pastor Steve Riggle recently announced plans to erect two 150 foot tall crucifixes along I-45 on the outskirts of Houston. I wanted to share this letter printed by the Chronicle last week:

A church's work

After reading the July 10 article about Grace Community Church, I did a quick Web search of other Houston congregations.

Bering Memorial Methodist Church operates a dental clinic for AIDS patients, an adult day care center and a hospice.

Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) provides transitory housing and services for women being released from prison and operates apartments for adults on extremely low incomes.

St. John's Downtown Church delivers food to needy families and serves hot meals to the homeless.

Grace Community Church operates an in-house television studio and wants to build two giant crosses on Houston freeways. Grace Pastor Steve Riggle says he hopes other churches will follow suit.

I pray they don't.



At 7:29 AM , Blogger Pastor Elgin said...

150 ft is a bit too much. I have to question their intentions. Are they trying to create a houston landmark. Trying to be famous or something? The FAA should seriously disagree with it on the grounds of being a flight hazzard.

At 6:51 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you go on up the road a bit to Huntsville there is a huge statue of Sam Houston. Was he a Christian?

At 9:40 AM , Blogger judge chief charly hoarse said...

Houston may have been a Christian when he wasn't caning you half to death. I like the story of Houston on his deathbed when his wife asked if she might let Texas President Mirabeau Lamar come in to pay his last respects. He told her to wait untill he was dead, and then Lamar "could come kiss my cold dead ass."


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