Tag: film

The gospel in Endgame

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Avengers Endgame has been in theaters for a week and it’s already the sixth highest grossing film of all time. It was 11 years ago today that Ironman was released. Over the last 11 years (and 22 movies), they’ve all built up to Avengers Endgame.

Joaquin Phoenix changes Bible story while playing Jesus

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Actor Joaquin Phoenix plays Jesus in a new movie revolving around the life of Mary Magdalene. In the movie, Phoenix took liberty with one of the miracles of Jesus.

In John 9, Jesus heals a man who had been born blind. In John 9:6, the process by which Jesus heals the man is described as follows: “he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud.”

The gospel in Les Miserables

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Originally published as “Jesus in Les Miserables” on December 24, 2012

Caught.

Jean Valjean had stolen silver from the Bishop and the local authorities had caught him red handed. On his own merits, there was nothing Valjean could do to rectify the situation. He didn’t have the money to pay for it. He was guilty. But then something amazing happened. The Bishop tells the officers that the silver was a gift. He reminds Valjean that the ex-convict had even forgotten to take two silver candlesticks with him. The sacrifice for Valjean was not made by himself but by the Bishop .

He let him go.