tag : bright yellow-green apples: who d'you say that I am?

"I see little point in persisting in a discussion with one so obstinate as you" Martin White

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

who d'you say that I am?

hippie Jesus happy Jesus hip-hoping Jesus righteous Jesus pink Jesus singing Jesus community Jesus wondering Jesus dying Jesus faceless Jesus capitalist Jesus friendly Jesus fashionable Jesus working Jesus old Jesus urban Jesus monochrome Jesus insane Jesus touching Jesus scabby Jesus shopping Jesus baby Jesus floating Jesus sleeping Jesus infected Jesus eating Jesus yes Jesus movie Jesus animal Jesus playing Jesus yawning Jesus dirty Jesus bargain Jesus priestly Jesus zombie Jesus hidden Jesus protest Jesus working Jesus scientific Jesus driving Jesus pretty Jesus crumbling Jesus rehabilitated Jesus burning Jesus poster Jesus asylum Jesus comedy Jesus shameless Jesus ancient Jesus menace Jesus erotic Jesus accusing Jesus tempting Jesus irritating Jesus apathetic Jesus preacher Jesus future Jesus rock Jesus useful Jesus shocking Jesus recording Jesus helpless Jesus synthetic Jesus holiday Jesus observant Jesus wild Jesus dreaming Jesus dreamy Jesus contraband Jesus loving Jesus temple Jesus blotchy Jesus e Jesus persecuting Jesus holy Jesus disappointed Jesus thinking Jesus grieving Jesus obvious Jesus sugary Jesus aspirational Jesus kissing Jesus mocking Jesus druggy Jesus passionate Jesus fantasy Jesus picnic Jesus comforting Jesus international Jesus spirit Jesus sissy Jesus cyborg Jesus financial Jesus reticent Jesus entertaining Jesus alien Jesus lawful Jesus departing Jesus text Jesus authentic Jesus meditating Jesus radio Jesus running Jesus DIY Jesus reading Jesus prisoner Jesus heavenly Jesus story Jesus flying Jesus lonely Jesus disco Jesus changing Jesus godless Jesus who d'you say that I am?


Blogger Barnabas said...

Wow Laurence, very thought provoking, i was leading a meditation on Friday looking at"who do you say I am" a lot of good stuff came from the evening!

A number see Jesus and the Rock, another said he was the key to life which I thought was an intresting concept.

1:24 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

mjmkvbThanks for that. I came up with this piece while helping with the SCM stall at Greenbelt festival this year. While musing on some of the ideas that were floating around, about identity and suchlike, it seemed like a helpful way to think through some Christological stuff, crystallised by reading this book recently. As I explained to some others, it might well be something like a safe way to sneak in all sorts of images that I wouldn't like to openly expose myself by broaching otherwise - that's crazy, outlandish, or playful - as well as to include some more disreputable images, as an exercise in holding a mirror to our times. Not just the ones that're easy common currency, like the rock - as helpful as they may be, in themselves. It's notable that we often assume what we've encountered to be definite, yet they're often very mixed when placed alongside each other in context.

What a coincidence. I wouldn't mind hearing more from that evening, should you find the time to say.

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Donna said...

Very clever of you Laurence!

3:23 AM  
Blogger hatchris said...

Cyborg Jesus, defintiely my favourite!

8:06 PM  
Blogger postliberal said...

hehe, thanks (and ta also to Donna for the compliment)...I think I had cartoons and graphic novels, in my head at the time. I mean we have iconic explorations of what it means to be human in films and comics and sci fi novels, what would happen if we brought the stories of Jesus jumbled into them? Eternal/new life?

12:20 AM  
Blogger Barnabas said...

I will get back to you about the evening meeting soon, just finishing writting my placement report, then I'll be able to write something.

8:46 PM  

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