The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith was a call-in guest this week on GodTalk, a Christian talk radio program which airs every Sunday at 8pm on Winnipeg, Canada’s CJOB 68 AM. Smith talked with hosts David Balzer and Melissa McEachern about how he put the ideas of LEGO and the Bible together, the process of creating stories for The Brick Testament, and why someone who’s not religious would spend so much time wrapped up in the holy scriptures. The entire show can be downloaded in mp3 format at the GodTalk website, or by following this direct link.
Archive for May, 2006
The Bible has been translated into more languages than any other book, but The Brick Testament is hot on its heels. This month sees the release of Korean translations of both The Brick Testament: Stories from the Book of Genesis, and The Brick Testament: The Story of Christmas. These latest books stand aside the German translation of Stories from the Book of Genesis, known as Das 1. Book L., and the Japanese translation of the same. If it’s getting hard to keep track, here’s a page with descriptions of each and sample pages showing the regional differences as The Brick Testament travels the four corners of the Earth.
Rev. Smith was brought to the hospital this week with an unknown ailment whose symptoms included an unusually hoarse voice and a profound feeling of nervousness. A visual examination of Smith’s throat revealed an amphibious life form later identified as a frog lodged in his esophagus, and an x-ray of his abdomen showed a number of fluttering butterflies inside his stomach. Doctors were successfully able to remove both during surgery, and Smith was sent home to recover. In a seemingly unrelated incident, later that evening Smith’s cat swiped his tongue and does not appear willing to let go. Smith had no comment to make on his latest travails.