The Jesus Benyosef Project is my 4-year real-time interactive experience of the ministry of Jesus, played out on the stage of social media. Comment on the Sermon on the Mount as it happens. Join in the crowds who “Like” his miracles. Chat with Mary Magdalene. Follow Jesus’ tweets from his temptation in the desert. Share in his ministry of Friend-ing all the wrong people.
This is a much-loved series of posts I wrote for Patheos.com, in which I re-imagine Jesus’ five big sermons as TED Talks, in which he Educates people in God’s new Design for a world that runs on the Technology called love.
TED talk #1:
Re-think civilization (Matthew 5-7)
TED talk #2:
When you love the wrong people (Matthew 11)
TED talk #3:
How God is like a crazy farmer (Matthew 13)
TED talk #4:
Be like unto Katie (Matthew 18)
TED talk #5:
When the Capitol is surrounded by armies (Matthew 24)
The Shack Bible Project is John’s book-in-progress — an interpretive paraphrase of the New Testament, seen through the theology of (and written in the language of) Wm. Paul Young’s bestselling novel, THE SHACK. If we look for Papa, Jesus & Sarayu in the pages of the Bible, will we find them there? Did the ancient church find them there too?