This blog offers an Australian perspective on faith, religion and spirituality. It invites you to join the joys and hope, the grief and anguish of a middle aged Aussie Catholic.
The material reflects my interest in global as well as local issues.My perspective is probably more quirky than orthodox.
The Bible is everywhere. It pervades our culture, from Mozart and Mary Shelley to Neko Case and the Coen brothers. It pervades our political discourse, from environmental policy and immigration reform to healthcare and social security. Marge Simpson quotes it all the time. So does President Obama, and so does any other politician who knows better.
If you’re not hearing its resonances, you’re missing a lot of the conversation. But neither are you alone.
In fact, recent polls indicate that biblical literacy is at an all-time low –- even among Bible believing evangelicals. Whether you’re religious, non-religious, or anti-religious, it’s time for Americans to gird their loins (and Aussies to grab the budgie smugglers) and get to know the Bible. Here’s a fun little pop quiz to get you started. How many of these Bible basics do you already know?