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Month: February 2015

New Wineskins

At last, we come to the Gospel passage from which this project gets its name! Ironically, on this occasion, I’m violating one of the rules of the project by imposing my own interpretive framework on this particular play. These stories were clearly intended to be about faith, in a mode I like to call “Faith…

The heart of the storm

This play about Jesus calming the storm takes up some unfinished business from last week’s play about Jesus and his family. The theme is Jesus as (in Judas’ words) a force of nature: something largely uncontrollable and ultimately incomprehensible. I think this is a good counterweight to the diminished Jesus that’s often presented from pulpits…

A house divided

Jesus had brothers and sisters! Not everybody knows that, but oddly, more people may know this account of him dissociating himself from them. An odd aspect of the story is how his mother, who earlier in his ministry (albeit in the very different world of the Gospel of John) not only believed in his power…