Friday, July 23, 2010

The classic Jesus overdub clips/"Kingdom of our group"

Two items:

Here are the Jesus-movie clips:

"Jesus doesn't have time for us":


-Jesus give the rules for First Christian Church, and chews you out for going to a football game:


-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Jesus tells all his friends all they've done wrong, and reminds them how evil and hopeless they are:

________________Watch the rest here


2) This video clip on "kingdom of our group" dovetails with many themes from class:

Wolfgang Simson's comments here (1:03-2:22)


  • "the Kingdom of our group"


  • the Kingdom of God

are helpful.

He deals with the roots of group-ism, and also addresses the fascinating inclusio/chiasm of Jesus' sayings:

Luke 9:50:
"Whoever is not against you is for you."

Luke 11:23:
" Whoever is not with me is against me."

And if you keep watching, he'll suggest that the God's Kingdom image is male/female, while some nations tend to incarnate (only) a male or female image. Can you guess which gender he assigns your country?

(Whole series here)

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