Category: Culture

Mind and Media Review–Unlock the Prison Doors

Terry Barber’s Unlock the Prison Doors claims to contain “Keys to breaking the chains of habitual sin.” Unfortunately, Barber’s “keys” seem to be a bit rusty and over-used. Barber is obviously a very pious and devout man who has faithfully...

/ June 4, 2005

Reply to a Critic

Here’s my response to the lengthy reply by Georgiana Preskar. I’ll extend the final word to her, even though it’s our blog. In other words, after this I’m done and she can reply if she wishes. Ms. Preskar writes: Thank...

/ May 23, 2005

Seeds of Deception Redux

Update: Fixed some grammar in my second to last paragraph. I posted this review of Seeds of Deception nearly a month ago. I was as honest as I could be about Preskar’s work. When checking Stacy Harp’s Mind and Media...

/ May 21, 2005

“Kicking and Screaming”

Blogging’s been a bit light for me lately. I’ve been fighting off a cold and a complete lack of content. However, last night’s trip to the Irvine Spectrum to see Kicking and Screaming provided a good opportunity to get back...

/ May 12, 2005

“Kingdom of Heaven”

In the wake of the Passion, Hollywood began searching for material that would be marketable to the hordes of hitherto neglected “faith group.” Kingdom of Heaven, which has been advertising in the conservative World Magazine, presumably is one of these...

/ May 2, 2005

Mind and Media Review: Seeds of Deception

This is the first official review of the (Lord willing!) many I will be doing for Mind and Media. Some books, no matter how badly written, still merit a reading on other grounds. Georgiana Preskar’s Seeds of Deception, which is...

/ April 16, 2005

In (some) Theaters: “Off the Map”

This strange film goes slowly along over the contours and expressions of one summer in the life of a nothing-if-not-eccentric family in rural New Mexico. The events of that summer do not drive the movie. In fact, I’m at a...

/ March 27, 2005

“Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Oprah Winfrey was intimately involved in bringing this novel by Zora Neale Herston to television, which aired March 6, 2005. It follows the life of a young black woman, Janie, (Halle Berry) through her relationships with three different men. She...

/ March 7, 2005

GodBlogCon Again

The buzz around GodBlogCon is growing and concerns about the name have followed. Check out Jeff Jarvis of buzzmachine.com on MSNBC’s new show Connected: Coast to Coast. (HT: Matt Margolis). After you’ve watched that, read this concern by Margolis and...

/ March 1, 2005

Enourmously helpful addition to the Internet

Google maps is awesome.

/ February 28, 2005