Monday, January 22, 2007

Buddha, Billy, and the Bible

Our first go at "making Midrash" at The Portal went well! In fact, I'd say weaving together Hesse's Siddhartha, Billy Joel's River of Dreams, and the Biblical story of the prodigal son was pretty stinkin' cool!

I'm really looking forward to future topics -- It's going to be fun to see what people come up with. And, it should get our brain cells firing!

One "easy" resource book of Midrash ideas is Judith Kunst's The Burning Word: A Christian Encounter with Jewish Midrash. You can find it here.

Inexplicably, I couldn't find a picture featuring Buddha, Billy, and the Bible together, so the artwork in this post is: Meandering River of Dreams by Yellow Sorsdahl Phase.


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