Category Archives: Television

“The Role of Zoey Brooks is Being Played by _________”

When Jesus challenged his followers to “Follow Me”, He suggested that they see the world as He saw it, and let Him rule their decision making process. Does the challenge mean anything less when offered by a pregnant, unmarried sixteen year old girl?

Out Of the Abundance of the Heart, the Mouth Speaks

 Violating a social taboo has been a universal technique for generating laughter in a cohesive society. For example, in some tribal societies, the clown-shaman could make the group laugh by pretending to drink cow urine and enjoy the taste. This may be the Ur “shock” comedy. However, rather than universal, most comedy is social, that […]

The Sopranos: The Present Evil Age on HBO

From the days of the early Medieval theater, Satan and his demons- in whatever contemporary guise they appear – have been the most alluring characters on stage or film. Representing the world of this Present Evil Age in all its “glory”, Satan speaks the vernacular while the other characters speak Latin.              Subsequent Satans use […]

Apprentice or Disciple?

Like the eighteen apprentices on NBC’s popular series, the twelve disciples vied to win the seat by their master’s right hand. But the paths and the masters could not be more  different. Compare the Official Trump biography with that of Jesus.

Jay Bakker: “Jesus is the Savior, Not Christianity”

Jay Bakker is the only son of TV evangelists Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Messner. Mr. Bakker is the pastor of the Revolution church inside a bar in New York City called Pete’s Candy Store and the star of a documentary film entitled One Punk Under God, running on the Sundance television channel.