In the musical Fiddler On The Roof, the big-hearted Tevye cherishes his Jewish heritage. It brings him a sense of pride and vigor. He relishes the possibility that if only others could embrace his beliefs and ideals the world would be happy and right. I can hear Tevye singing “Tradition”, can't you? Tevye is attempting … Continue reading Fiddlers On The Roof: Truh-dish-uhhhn!
One of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, “Is that the way you answer the high priest?!” Jesus answered him, “If I’ve spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike me?” So, Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas, the high priest. John 18:28 mentions that Jesus was led into … Continue reading Beast Bound
Luke 10:38-42 (NIV) 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations … Continue reading Martha Was Right!! Luke 10:38-42
Luke 10:25-37 (NIV) 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and … Continue reading Who’s Framing Who?
https://youtu.be/S1i5coU-0_Q In the wildly popular movie Back to the Future (1985) there's a scene where Michael J. Fox fills in for Marvin Berry (injured hand) and plays an electric guitar and sings Johnny B. Goode. Those dancing liven up and Marvin Berry is seen off stage calling his cousin Chuck, telling him that he's discovered … Continue reading The World Wasn’t Ready for the Future
https://youtu.be/-Mxjmti325o "When my husband left for his deployment our 6-year old son could not walk on his own. He has cerebral palsy. Doctors originally said that he would never walk or do much of anything. While daddy was away, he learned to walk. For his (daddy's) homecoming, we set it up for Michael to walk … Continue reading Fix You
Why wasn't Jesus sacrificed upon a mountain like his ancestor Isaac? Why did Jesus go through the torture and humiliation of crucifixion if his goal was just to pay a hefty price for sins? What was the reason for the Roman nails? Should we be asking more questions about Jesus' cross? And, if feel like … Continue reading Why the Nails?