The big thing today is Easter. Jesus rose from the dead. Everything is small in comparison.
Last night at dinner, my son Nate said, “Hey, the last episode of ‘The Bible‘ (on The History Channel) will focus on Jesus’ death and resurrection and it’s being shown on Easter Sunday. Do you think that’s a coincidence?” (He was joking.) We’ll be watching tonight.
My brief assessment of “The Bible”: each week I’m disappointed about one aspect (e.g., too much violence), and elated about one aspect. Last week (session 4), Jesus’ call of Matthew while telling the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector moved me to tears. But even for the parts that are disappointing, it’s always helpful to see the stories enacted. I’ve pre-ordered it (Amazon releases it on April 2, $29.96).
Have you been watching? What have you thought about The Bible?
Three minor announcements (these are the small things):
1) God Behaving Badly on Kindle for only $2.99 expires today. I doubt this deal will be resurrected.
2) I can’t seem to watch “The Bible and You“, the Canadian documentary that includes interviews with famous people and less famous people (Shannon and myself). Any suggestions? The four preview clips work. I have them listed on this blog. Each 10 minute clip includes two 2-3 minute clips of the documentary, and 4-5 minutes of the 2 hosts talking about it.
3) Wheaton Old Testament professor John Walton is giving a lecture at Cairn University (used to be Philadelphia Biblical University) on Tues, April 2 at 7:00 at Holmes Hall on Genesis 1, 2, subject of his book, The Lost World of Genesis One. I’m planning on going. If you live local, you should go. It’ll be good. (Thanks to Gary Schnittjer for telling me about it last night at church.)
He is risen. Indeed.