Sunday, August 15, 2010

Godspell

I saw Godspell for the first time the other night. The performance was well done, a friend played Jesus and I knew a bunch of other people, including Jesus’ mother, played by the mother of the actor who played Jesus. They did a great job.
The following has nothing to do with their performances, they were great. This is about the play itself.
I don’t get it. I must admit with a theological degree I can ascribe meaning to it if I want to, but I don’t get it. There’s a collection of parables that are done in the strangest of ways. Jesus seems angry, belittling his compatriots, and uses “miracles” to shut people up. He’s EXTREMELY legalistic throughout.
Additionally, the first half of the show is over-the-top goofy and the second half is straight and completely serious…ending with Jesus singing “Oh, God, I’m dead.” What? Why would someone sing that they are dead, let alone HOW would a dead person sing?
I just don’t understand it. Could someone help me?
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Politics & Mormons, Negative & Positive Ads

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of politics. I’m tired of anger & hatred being the most common things on television. I don’t care about dogs and cars and DWI charges. I really am simply tired of it all.
Oddly enough, I’m also sick of the positive ads of mormon.org too. I don’t know what it is about them, but I cannot tolerate them any more. Even more so than the negative campaign ads. It might be that there are two ads in a row. Mind you, I don’t hate Mormons or LDS or members of the Church of JC of LDS, I’m just tired of the ads.
Oh well, I will just continue to turn off the television and find something else.
What are your thoughts on these?

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Jim McGowan for SD 67 East Side Saint Paul MN State Senate

_DSC0101Friends, I’m not much for pushing my politics out to friends, but a friend of my family, Jim McGowan is running for State Senate for the East Side of St. Paul. If you live in this district, or know someone who does, please suggest that they vote for Jim in the DFL primary this Tuesday, August 10.
You won’t find a more down-to-earth person ready to earn your vote than Jim McGowan. He’s ready to hit the ground running as soon as he’s elected. If you are interested, please check out his pages.
http://www.facebook.com/McGowanforSenate
http://www.mcgowan.mn/

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Youthful Voices

Tonight I participated, as a leader, in a children's hymn festival. It was great! B took pictures, most of which will not appear on this blog, but the clip to your left is one she took of my shadow on the wall.
The festival marked the end of a week of working through hymns, music development and just plain fun. They got to tour St. Paul's Cathedral. They got to know each other. There were a few older youth who led the younger and befriended them...the little ones adored them.

The children may never realize how awesome this was for me, but I hope someday that at least a shadow of this experience will follow them in their futures.

Have a great week, every one.