June 28, 2005

I love the Reverend Brendan Powell Smith. I love him because I love his creation, The Brick Testament, a pictorial Bible done with Legos.

Here, for example, is a scene from the story of Sodom and Gomorrah:

Tell me: how could anyone not pant for the author of such a work?

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10 Responses to I love the Reverend Brendan

  1. Jeffrey says:

    The tagline for his Web site is “Blaspheming heretic with a heart of gold” — really, what’s not to love about that?

  2. David says:

    If you go to the actual Aramaic, there is an argument in rabbinic circles that the men of Sodom didn’t want to have sex with the strangers, they wanted to take their possessions. Sodom was destroyed because it was inhospitable, not sexually perverse. We perpetuate anti-gay sentiment if we don’t challenge mistranslations.

    But, yeah, the lego things is really cool.

  3. MzOuiser says:

    Is it just my eyes, or has your font changed?

  4. xiaolongnu says:

    A friend of ours who teaches at Seabury Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL, has a project going on to supplement the Brick Testament with a history of the Early Christian Church. Here’s his life of Polycarp to start with. Eventually the project will have its own front page and links, etc.

  5. sam says:

    And as his blog says, he’s ” one-sixteenth polar bear.”

  6. hehe. these lego men are incredibly funny.

  7. campbell says:

    I really rather fancy the oh-so-butch one on the left. The one with the stubble the scar and the pitchfork – well tasty!

  8. travis says:

    have “sex” with them…. from the expressions on their faces, these guys obviously mean “hate fuck” them.

  9. maenad says:

    I own this book. I *love* this book. He has more, but I don’t own them.


  10. Paul says:

    Omigod! I love it!



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