Outsider on the Inside
Reflections on our society by an Israeli born filmmaker

Archive for October 2008

“Lockdown”

October 26, 2008

I was overseas this week screening my film Jesus Politics, when I received an unexpected letter from Mark.  The entire Texas prison system is under “lockdown,” after a death row inmate made a threatening telephone call to a state senator using a contraband telephone, allegedly smuggled into prison by a guard who was bribed. What […]

A Christian Nation

October 19, 2008

More than a year ago, and before the primaries kicked off, Beliefnet.com, a Web site dedicated to “inspiration, spirituality, and faith,” interviewed John McCain.  The presidential hopeful claimed that the Constitution of the United States established a “Christian Nation,” a statement that caught my attention. As an avowed secularist, I rarely think about my “Jewishness.”  […]