No Vacancies: Is there still no room for Jesus at the inn? – Stephanie O’Connor

Richard looks much improved. He really spiffs up during Advent. And it’s a great essay.

Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception

No Vacancies: Is there still no room for Jesus at the inn?

OpEd Guest post by Stephanie O’Connor

Image of Stephanie O'Connor Stephanie O’Connor

Popular culture is simply a way of saying the culture of, ‘the average Joe’ in a more politically correct form, rather than culture that is defined by a more educated élite. So does the Bible actually still have influence in mainstream society? This question alone arguably creates even more questions; is that influence positive or negative? Why, after so long, is it still an influential text? How has its influence changed in the last two thousand years or so?

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