The Bible and Culture
May 2005 Archives

There is a surfeit at present of Christian fiction on the market, and not much of it is of any enduring or endearing value. Some of it even serves up the Christian equivalent of Harlequin romances, or even worse, bad …Read More

THE BARRISTER’S BRIEF BRIEF ON PENTECOST The filigree flame of fire fell on the fellowshipPursuant to the prayer and praise and paeans of the plaintiffsSuch that there was no room in the upper room, And they fled like men fleeing …Read More

Cellphones are ubiquitous now, spreading like Kudzu throughout the land. And unfortunately it plays right into and exacerbates the inherent narcissicism or self-centeredness of our culture. We have people having private phone conversations in planes, elevators, in class (!),during worship …Read More

Ridley Scott’s beautifully filmed anti-war war movie is now out in the theaters, and it is thought provoking in so many ways. The story is grounded reasonably well in history telling the story of the hiatus between the 2nd and …Read More

Since country music is the repository of all truth in this part of the country, I offer this country tune, with apologies to the Beatles (their famous chorus was just too good not to use). LB’S It sweepin cross America,The …Read More

Well friends it only took thirty years but we now have the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy out on film, and an entertaining film it is, full of adventure and whimsy, and also the odd comment on origins and religion. …Read More