July 20, 2018

Two Other “Jesus” Movies Worth

Two Other “Jesus” Movies Worth Watching: Part Two Jesus Christ Superstar was first released in 1969 as a recording. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice had done a Biblical musical about Joseph, but this was a daring contemporizing of the Gospel story, with little possibility of escaping the wrath of official Christendom. By 1971, it […]

Two Other “Jesus” Movies Worth

Two Other “Jesus” Movies Worth Watching: Part One Franco Zefirelli’s 1977 “Jesus of Nazareth” is a seven hour mini-series that covers the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection. It is easily the most ambitious “Jesus” project ever attempted. The movie uses a whole generation of great actors, including James Mason, Lawrence Olivier, Anne Bancroft, […]

Stephen Prothero on “The Passion”

Stephen Prothero on “The Passion” in Opinion Journal: Mr. Gibson’s idiosyncratic take on this medieval “Man of Sorrows” is plainly a product of American culture. It draws on the Bible, medieval passion plays and Roman Catholic Mariology, to be sure, but also on the macho brutality of the action-adventure movie (blood, gore, repeat) and the […]

Richard is a Canadian Baptist

Richard is a Canadian Baptist pastor. I thought his thoughts were worth posting and sharing. Why I (probably) Won’t Go See The Passion- by Richard Campeau The controversial film The Passion of the Christ, directed by superstar Mel Gibson, will be released in theaters on Ash Wednesday. So much has been said and written already […]

My Questions About “The Passion.”

My Questions About “The Passion.” I want to be really clear that I have not seen this movie. I will say I’ve devoted more than a year to learning about it, having written one of the first blog pieces on the film almost two years ago. I will be going to see the movie, and […]

My Review of The Gospel

My Review of The Gospel of John: The Movie Denise and I just finished watching the new “Gospel of John” movie. I’d like to say a few things about it. I have two other films that follow the Biblical text as the script. “Acts” is an unmitigated disaster. “Matthew” is ambitious, but odd and unsuccessful. […]

The Music Debate at our

The Music Debate at our House: Does it have an influence on what people do? We have this continuous simmering disagreement in my household over music. I love music, and enjoy all different kinds. My kids are a lot like me, though they like Christian music a lot less (and I don’t like it much) […]

Advice to My Daughter: GOP

Advice to My Daughter: GOP or Libertarian? My daughter struggling with whether she is a Republican or a Libertarian. Here’s her post. Here’s my answer. Dear Noel, First of all, remember that your political principles are your own. I can influence you, but it is your vote. You are a citizen. It is your privilege […]

No Room for a Pastor

No Room for a Pastor in a School Lunchroom Saw this story about a church I’m very familiar with in the town where I pastored for four years. Seems the local school board has banned ministers from eating lunch with students in the school cafeteria, and the protests are on. Rutherford Institute is on the […]

What’s pathetic about this interview

What’s pathetic about this interview with Mel Gibson aren’t his answers- which are simple, not particularly eloquent, and nothing we haven’t heard before- but the brutally stupid questions Dianne Sawyer was asking. I almost typed “Have they no shame?” but that is a laugh line. Al Mohler nailed all this in his killer review of […]