My favorite type of episode to write for the Superbook Show are the Bizarre Bible Bytes. Morgan kills this one (sorry, pun unintended!). Directed and edited by Kara Roberts. Enjoy!
Apparently this one was trickier than expected. The closest we got was Omar Poppenlander’s guess of Stuart Little. To be honest, the first time I saw it on the wall at Asbury, my first thought was Stuart Little.
Alas, it was from the apparently little watched Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeaquel. Below are some storyboards from the movie as well.
Here is my take on one of the areas of Fallen Kingdom that helps teach us a nugget about Setups.
In our Sunday School class, we took a deeper look at a parable we all knew. Before we started, we watched this video:
After viewing the short, we then looked again at the parable of the Good Samaritan.
“Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. 34 Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them. Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. 35 The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins,[e] telling him, ‘Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, I’ll pay you the next time I’m here.’ •36 “Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits?” Jesus asked.Luke 10:33-36, NLT
I know this parable, I know it well. And I get it – I’m supposed to love the Other; I’m supposed to think of the Samaritan equivalent in my life as my neighbor. And if I come across that Other in peril, I’m supposed to stop and help.
But Jesus was much more subversive than that in this parable. Jesus doesn’t say that we should stop and love on the Samaritan. He says we are to see the Samaritan as the hero in our story. The Other wasn’t helped by the Good Us.
The Other was the hero of the story.
More than loving the enemy, more than loving the person that we have already pre-judged, or even rightfully judged, more than that:
Are we will to look at them as the potential hero of the story?
The guy with the MAGA hat? The guy with the Obama bumper sticker? The TV preacher? The professional atheist speaker? The guy bumming change on the corner? The CEO with the $100 million golden parachute?
Can we see them as a hero?
Is our love that subversive?
A tidbit on approaching dialogue from a production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Another prop hanging up in the halls of Asbury. The model showing off the bike is the ever lovely Abby. Some more clues for you:
-For those that are automatically jumping to one of the Mission Impossible movies, Cruise is not that short.
-It is a sequel, but they didn’t call it that.
In which I discuss Lee Garrison’s questions about the ending of the Avengers movie. Did they make a mistake ending it the way they did?
A few more props from film/TV hanging in the halls of Asbury U. Can you guess where these come from?