Archive for the ‘Film/Music’ Category

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The Resurrection of Pinnochio

TheDiscipleMD “Pinocchio is a fictional character that first appeared in 1883, in The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, and has since appeared in many adaptations of that story and others. Carved from a piece of pine by a wood-carver named Geppetto in a small Italian village, he was created as a wooden puppet, but dreamt […]

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Oh…Just One More Thing!

TheDiscipleMD Columbo is my favorite television show of all time. The series began in 1968 and ran, off and on, all the way to 2003. It is one of the few complete TV series I own on DVD. I think what originally drew me to the show was the format of knowing, up front, who the […]

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The Gospel Writers Light Up ‘The Dark Knight’

TheDiscipleMD A number of years ago I taught an early morning religion class to teenagers on the New Testament.  One morning we got into a discussion and I asked if any had seen “The Dark Knight”. This popular movie about Batman reached sales of $500 million. A number of the boys raised their hand and […]

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The Shattered Music Box (The Drummer Boy Played On!)

TheDiscipleMD A few years ago I was preparing to teach an early morning religious class for our youth. It was centered on the gift of “spikenard” that Mary used to anoint the head and feet of the Savior just prior to his death. The lesson asked the instructor to bring to class a memorable “gift” […]

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