Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hermeneutical Bridge [Video]

Last semester I took my required basic exegesis course in biblical Greek. Students were given a list of several texts to choose from for our final paper. I chose Mark 15:22-39, Mark's account of the crucifixion of Jesus.

Our professor challenged us to find a good "hermenutical bridge" that would give us a way of interpreting the selected text for a sermon. Put another way, the bridge was intended to help each of us find the theological center of the passage.

This video [30.7 meg - broadband recommended] is the result of my own effort to interpret Mark 15:22-39. Inside are images meant to provoke the viewer into a deeper contemplation of the text. Artistic works from all over the world (including Austin's very own James B. Janknegt) appear in the video. The movie soundtrack is untitled track one from the album "( )" by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros. A live version of their song may be downloaded here (scroll to the bottom of the page).

UPDATE: archive.org is working again! Please try again if you were unable to view the movie earlier.

1 comment:

  1. Chris,
    Very Cool video. I loved the images you used.
    You are doing the senior video next year right?