After a half decade of blogging, I’ve decided to change the name of my blog from the rather pedestrian “Dean’s Page” to something new. The new title comes from Psalm 46:5:
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
“God is in the midst of the city.” For those of us who make Houston our home, this simple yet profound conviction is both a promise and a comfort. Whether we experience joy or sorrow, anxiety or peace, God is with us providing strength, comfort, and guidance.
God is, indeed, in the midst of our city, and Christ Church Cathedral serves as God’s icon in the heart of Houston. Each hour, the bell in our majestic bell tower tolls as a reminder that God resides not only in Sunday worship, but also in the midst of our entire lives. God has something to say about how we do business, how we treat our citizens, and how we care for those who are hurting. God lays claim to all of us, and all of life is holy. Christ Church Cathedral bears the blessed responsibility for reminding the city of this truth, and that responsibility is a challenge, an opportunity and a sacred privilege.
I hope you’ll keep reading!