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Jerusalem

“As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven,┬áJesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” I’m going take this opportunity to talk about my choice of terminology in these plays. You’ll already have noticed that I have the disciples calling Jesus “rabbi”. I debated long and hard about whether to have them simply…

Legion

What does it say about us when a story of demon possession doesn’t shock, frighten, or otherwise discombobulate us? It might mean we don’t believe the story is true. It might also mean that we believe it’s so true that we’ve passed beyond the mere (but terrifying) physical reality of it, and into a more…

The Women

There were female disciples! Luke says so explicitly in the passage this play is based on, though he doesn’t manage to mention them by name again until the very end of his account, when Mary Magdalene and Joanna appear again, there all the while it seems and just waiting for some “woman’s work” to do.…

The Widow’s Son

Whenever I read a story about a healing or a raising like this one about a widow’s dead son, I find myself naturally wondering why more healings couldn’t have been done, given that Jesus had the power. Why anybody should have had to die in Judea during his ministry. However, the Jesus in these plays…

The Centurion

The oddest thing about the story of the Roman centurion who asks Jesus to heal his servant is the mystery of his follow-up request: that Jesus not even come all the way to his house, but heal the man at a distance. If you don’t see at a glance how odd this twist in the…
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