Friday, April 07, 2006

Round Two... Fight!

I've already learned a lot, as you can see, I've been playing a little. It's still not exactly what I have in my head... if I'm ever satisfied I'll be sure to let you know. For now, though, I will not have oodles of time for exploration of all things blogging. You see, this Sunday is Palm Sunday, and it marks the beginning of Holy Week. Which means that I will be very, very busy. In fact, just to make things interesting, I have a wedding to perform on Holy Saturday, too. In fact, I picked up this wedding fairly late in the game. The pastor of the church up the road--er... wasn't a good fit for the church. I know him, he's a great guy, it just didn't work out, and it didn't work out quite abruptly. Anyway, the point is that I took this wedding for him, and that if I had my druthers it wouldn't be during Holy Week, but I wasn't very well going to say no!

Here are some suggestions for this last week of Lent, and then maybe a little something for Easter, too. If I knew all I wanted to, there'd be nice pics and links and so on... oh well, next time.

Neon Genesis Evangelion is an animated series from Japan (although there are a couple of movies, one that sums up the series, and one that ends it more spectacularly than the original last episode could) I know, I know, anime is expensive, but this one is really interesting. It draws from many different religion's imagery (Babylonian, Jewish, Christian...) and it has a lot (a LOT) to say about human nature that fits in well with the season of Lent. Besides, there are giant robots. Sort of. You'd have to see it.

Jesus Christ Superstar is a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical about the last days of Jesus' life. I love this work for Lent, not just because it's a fun musical (which it is) but also because it depicts Judas Iscariat in an interesting and human light and leaves us with questions appropriate for the season. Is Jesus who He says He is? It ends with Jesus' death and does not comment on the Resurrection, which is another reason to view it during Lent.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe just hit DVD or it's about to, I forget, the point is to go buy it when you have a chance, and watch it on Easter. One of the most beautiful depictions of Resurrection comes from this classic from C.S. Lewis. Read it. Watch it. Love it.

Stay tuned, God loves ya, be good to each other.
Rev. Josh


trek said...

Jack Lewis - amazing guy, great writer. I am so at the video store today. Just popped over from pie's blog to say hello.


-trek (yes, another knitter)

Come visit some time.

Rev. Josh said...

For those of you who don't know, C.S. Lewis stands for Clive Staples Lewis. He hated his name. Hated it. Therefore he asked everyone to call him Jack.

Thanks for the "Hello."!

Rev. Josh