Anne Rice and being Christian

I claim to be a Christian. What does that label really mean? Does it imply something about my politics? Does it tell you what sort of a car I drive? Is it a label sewn into my clothes, like the once-celebrated label of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from this 1981 ad campaign? ... Continue reading

Survival instinct

[Joe Eszterhas] plopped down on a curb and cried. Sobbed, even. And for the first time since he was a child, he prayed: "Please God, help me." Mr. Eszterhas was shocked by his own prayer. "I couldn't believe I'd said it. I didn't know why I'd said it. I'd never said it before," he ... Continue reading

Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

Oliver Sacks studies the mind. The world-famous neurologist, lecturer and author of Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars, The Island of the Colorblind, and others, has spent his life pondering how electro-chemical neurons firing in the brain can produce consciousness, identity, emotion and ... Continue reading