Monday, March 28, 2016

The Lord’s Final Performance Review



This piece was first published in a magazine called The Wittenburg Door in May of 2003. (Click to see a larger readable image.) The Door was sort of like National Lampoon for Christians. The editor, Bob Darden, had the wisdom to use several of my writings over several years.


In regard to this piece, one good way to come up with a funny bit is to add a new twist to a story people are already familiar with. Most people are familiar with the name of Jesus and have some idea of his story as it was recorded in the Gospels.


In those accounts, he healed the sick, fed the poor, and performed many other impressive miracles. This bit examines how things may have gone if his manager had reviewed Jesus’s performance as a rabbi a month or two before he was crucified.


The primary underlying message of the piece is that things are not always as they appear. 

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This piece by Spocko delves into some of the possibilities more deeply than I did. It’s very funny!
Jesus Has His Yearly Performance Review.

 
A video with similar ideas was produced in 2012. It hasn’t gotten very many views, but it’s cute and there are lots of LOL moments in it. Note: This has a few mild profanities.
Jesus' Performance Review After the Resurrection : Parody






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