The Bible and Culture
May 2007 Archives

Somehow, I don’t think these were the signs of the times Jesus was referring to, but you have to admit, they do get your attention.

Baby Hawks nesting in the window slits inside the astrological tower Even Closer Up of the astrological tower at Harran Close up of the astrological tower at Harran Ancient Harran archaeological site The gateway into Harran. According to Gen. 11.31, […]

Jewish Olympic Swimmer How to tell if a Catholic is driving too fast

You can watch a lot of movies of various sorts and quality on airplanes. I saw two coming back from Turkey yesterday, one of which was simply excellent, one of which was– fun fluff. I also went to the cinema […]

It seemed like I had been climbing up arms and legs forever. I really wasn’t an acrobat at all, but to get to the top, I had to climb up and over a lot of people. And now I was […]

Marc Axelrod was one of my best students at Ashland Theological Seminary many years ago. He is now a fine pastor in Wisconsin. Recently, he sent me this sermon which I thought was helpful in various ways. So I am […]

There once was a man named UriahWhose wife would not sit tightOn the roof her bath was visibleEspecially in daylight It came to the king’s attentionWho found it quite a sightSo he summoned her to his palaceTo have a special […]

Hi friends. This is just a brief call to prayer. I am heading to Haran and Nimrud in Turkey on Monday. I’ll let you know if I find the ossuary of Abraham 🙂 But as you know there have been […]

On the surface the man seemed about as threatening as your corner grocer. He was affable, friendly, had a nice smile too. He did not come across like Jimmy Swaggart or Jim Baker as either too menacing or too slick […]

After starting a new diet I altered my drive to work to avoid passing my favorite bakery. I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning, and as I approached, there in the window were a host of goodies. I felt […]