The Bible and Culture
September 2008 Archives

Both Jews and Muslims have a ritual calendar which is lunar, not solar. This is why Passover, Hanukkah, etc. move around in the calendar and the same can be said about the Muslim celebrations such as Ramadan. I’ve been in …Read More

My friend James Howell, pastor of Myers Park UMC, always writes thoughtful columns on important subjects. Here is a recent one of his on politics.—– So what is the Christian angle on politics in America? Aren’t we supposed to buy …Read More

————-I have just returned from a first rate symposium on the issue of security (political, spiritual, eternal, economic and other forms) where a group of theologians, Biblical scholars and ethicists gathered to discuss what the Bible had to say about …Read More

A VOTERS GUIDE FOR THINKING EVANGELICALS A lot of heat, and very little light is about to be shed in the next six weeks when it comes to political races, and we have already seen some truly surprising things happen. …Read More

What people do to animals,is, well amazing. And dogs especially all to often seem to come in for what can only be called cruel and unusual treatment. But in these pictures there is an attempt to humanize the hound, as …Read More

By now anyone who knows baseball at all knows that Yankee stadium was rightly dubbed, ‘the house that Ruth built’. Indeed one could call it at its inception in 1923 the house built for Ruth, with that less than 300 …Read More

One Sunday morning the pastor noticed little Alex standing in the foyer of the church staring up at a large plaque. It was covered with names and small American flags. The six-year old had been staring at the plaque for …Read More

Well Nation, in this time of jaundiced politics at least there is one Christian man speaking a prophetic word into our political malaise. I am referring of course to that good Carolinian (albeit South Carolina), Stephen Colbert. Unlike the Bill …Read More

O.K., so it wasn’t drugs that took Michael Phelps to the top, it was genetics, and that indominatable will. Kudos to Ross for this…..

I am very pleased to announce that with help from a lot of you, offering suggestions and corrections, our first novel has hit the bookstands today. And boy do I have a deal for you. Oregon has no sales tax, …Read More