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Why the passion of Jesus Christ doesn't need to be contextualized.
Source: Christianity Today
By: Brandon D. Smith
Modern remakes of timeless stories, like Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet or Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz! may not always be particularly masterful in their storytelling, but they do provide fresh, modern takes on stories that can benefit from being told through different lenses.
Because of this, I found myself intrigued when I heard that FOX would air a live presentation of Tyler Perry’s spin on the Passion of Christ. This version takes place in New Orleans, presents the viewer with a Jesus who has expertly crafted hair and modern clothes. Judas is played by American Idol-born pop star Chris Daughtry. A series of pop songs originally composed with a spiritual bent originally composed by bands with names like Hoobastank and Evanescence convey the inner-most thoughts of Jesus and his disciples.
March 4, 2016, Santa Cruz, California -- OnTheAttack Records is pleased to announce that the band Spirit and the Bride from Cincinnati, Ohio, has joined its family of bands for the debut release of their album “With Eyes and Ears To See and Hear.” Explosive. Passionate. Energetic. Fulfilling. All words that describe the raw sound and emotion of Spirit and the Bride on With Eyes and Ears To See and Hear, an album which truly represents melodic hardcore.
Spirit and the Bride stands for one purpose: one vision, to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The music they write is original, heavy, and has a strong emphasis on worship, not condemnation. Scripture based lyrics and passionate melodies make up their unique sound. "The Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life." Revelation 22:17.
Spirit and the Bride features Joshua Simmons (Vocals), Josh Summerville (Guitar), Jeremiah Medley (Bass) and Adam Simmons (Drums). Follow the band on Facebook:
Digital versions are available through Bandcamp (https://ontheattackrecords.bandcamp.com/), and iTunes, AmazonMP3 and the usual suspects. All sale proceeds from “With Eyes and Ears To See and Hear” go to support the skateboarding ministry at the Roots of Hope ministry in Jaco, Costa Rica, run by Aaron and Bonnie Wells (https://missiongo.org/donate/missionaries/aaron-and-bonnie-wells).
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