Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Gospels that remind me of Movies

Certain Gospels remind me of certain movies:

1. The Gospel of Mark - The Bourne Identity. I think Phil Harland is right. The whole plot of Mark's Gospel is dominated by "so who is this guy?"

2. The Gospel of Matthew - Schindler's List. One guy stands up to the bad guys on behalf of the Jewish people.

3. The Gospel of Luke/Acts - Ben Hur. Both are set in the Greco-Roman world and Palestine and touch upon Christian themes. BH won a mammoth 12 Oscars that has never been matched and Luke-Acts is certainly an epic of similar proportions.

4. The Gospel of John - ET. Think about, a stranger comes from out of space, visits earth, and brings a family together. I sobbed my eyes out as a kid when I saw this.

3 comments:

Matt Lemieux said...

Ben Hur won 11 Oscars and is tied with Titanic and Return of the King (the third LOTR film) for total number of Oscars won by a single film. ;-)

Doug Chaplin said...

I have some alternative suggestions

CJW said...

Nice, Mike. The Bourne Identity for Mark is very clever. And while I'd keep Schindler's List for Matthew over Dead Poet's Society, could I suggest Superman returns over ET for John...