It’s been quite some time since I’ve published one of these, but my latest Renewed Mind Movie Talk video essay is now available!
In this episode, I take a look at the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical Jesus Christ Superstar, specifically the live NBC performance aired on Easter Sunday 2018.
Raised in a fairly conservative evangelical household, I was told by several people that the rock opera was sacrilegious or blasphemous, so I had never watched it until NBC’s airing. While I can see my former teachers’ point, I do think there’s something worthwhile in the musical’s refusal to say exactly who Jesus is.
With a tip of the hat to Dietrich Bonhoeffer, I explain what Christians can learn from many questions about Jesus raised by Jesus Christ Superstar. Check it out!