The Bible and Culture
November 2005 Archives

Creatures of habit,Day after dayGo about life,The same old way. Nothing disturbsTheir orderly routineAll must be neat,And all must be clean. They’re making their listsAnd checking them twice,Trying to make sureTheir work will suffice. Impatient by natureThey don’t suffer foolsGladly …Read More

Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” though first published in 1813 was in fact written in 1796-97 and originally entitled “First Impressions”. It has consistently been Jane Austen’s most popular novel and portrays life in the genteel but rural English society …Read More

In what could be called the Caucasian equivalent of the movie “Ray” we now have the bi-op of the recently deceased Johnny Cash on film. The star role is played effectively and accurately by Joaquin Phoenix, and equally effectively co-stars …Read More

Now that we are well and truly into the Harry Potter saga (and to judge from the sales for this one over its first week, lots more people are paying money in order to pay attention), it will be well …Read More

Christ the Lord— Out of Egypt, Anne Rice (N.Y.: Knopf, 2005) Anne Rice has, by now become something of a household name through the enormous sales of her novels since her first one appeared in 1974, and so it comes …Read More

Two recent films which either involve or directly target children have been much ballyhooed, but in the case of one of them, Chicken Little, it is hard to see why. Chicken Little is yet another animated version of a classic …Read More

He met me there at the airport holding his yellow CBS bag. His English was faltering, and my modern Israeli Hebrew even less good, yet we immediately we made human contact. There was something poignant about him. He was young, …Read More

Once in a while there is actually a TV series that is worth watching every episode of, and indeed watching them repeatedly. And wouldn’t you know it, the network that aired it (FOX) canceled the show before it had even …Read More

For just over a week now I have been in Israel and Jordan, and am about to head to Egypt. Like various of my previous trips there have been the usual hassles and pleasant surprises. This trip has been different …Read More