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Month: June 2014

By What Authority?

Just last week, I got together with a couple of friends to watch Jesus of Montreal, a movie I’ve been watching every year with different combinations of friends for over 20 years now. It’s a great movie, but it has some problematic details, one of which is a scene in which the main character, an…

The Workers in the Vineyard

In this play about a parable that might have been very bad news to Jesus’ current disciples but which is good news for his present-day ones, I decided to emphasize the unconventional nature of the ending by telling it first with a more conventional ending, and by using it to make what seems to be…

Seventy Times Seven

This play about a well known and well used parable on forgiveness is yet another example of the complications we can find beneath what seem to be the most straightforward stories once we start looking more carefully at the text and putting ourselves in the places of its original audience. The lesson of the parable…