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About Houston Oasis

Houston Oasis is a secular community that meets weekly on Sunday mornings here to enjoy fascinating talks, live music, and conversation. We are part of the Oasis Network of secular communities.

These five core values define the Oasis community:

  • People are more important than beliefs
  • Reality is known through reason
  • Meaning comes from making a difference
  • Human hands solve human problems
  • Be accepting and be accepted

Stories

Sara
"Being part of a community of people with similar values provides a great feeling of belonging..."
— Sara
Wil
"I absolutely love knowing that I’ll do as much good as I can with this brief life, and when my time is done..."
— Wil
Ian
"Oasis have given me a sense of community...for me, Oasis has made Houston home."
— Ian
Tim
"...the intellectual honesty, diversity, positive attitude, and purpose...is unique."
— Tim
Sarah
"I love the live music and the talks are always interesting and cover such a wide range of topics and perspectives."
— Sarah
CB & Kevin
" Oasis brings an exposure to the diversity of other people’s lives not present before our attending..."
— CB & Kevin
Megan
"I have always been surrounded in a deep Christian culture, though I realized I was no longer..."
— Megan
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From The Blog

The Dog Park: A Day at Oasis

The doggie daycare looked like heaven compared to my lawn which was full of brambles and weeds. Through the fence I could see a perfectly manicured yard, a little obstacle course for the hounds to run through, a doggie pool where a golden retriever shook his coat freely, with almost a wry smile only a happy puppy could give...

The Likelihood and Preciousness of Life

Until quite recently, it has been assumed by everyone literate in science that intelligent life, which I will refer to as Life As We Know It (LAWKI) is common in the cosmos. That proposition is becoming less likely with every scrap of new knowledge that we acquire.

The Ten Commandments: A Dialogue for Humanists and Christians

When an Alabama judge wanted to put a stone copy of the Ten Commandments in his courthouse he was asked to name them and could not. It reinforces my belief that we who do not believe in the Bible need to know it in order to have constructive conversations with those professing belief in its inerrancy. Here are a few of my thoughts on the Ten Commandments.