This week, The Brick Testament is kicking it old school, plunging head first back into the depths of the Old Testament to bring you four brand new illustrated stories from the action-packed book of 1 Samuel. These stories kick off a new section of the site called King Saul, and picks up right where we left the Israelites at the cliffhanger ending to the Book of Judges. So come on over and find out how the prophet Samuel was born, and how the ark of the covenant ended up in the hands of the much maligned Philistines.
Archive for October, 2006
With Halloween just around the corner, Rev. Smith has taken it upon himself to become a one-man volunteer neighborhood cleanup crew. Grabbing a mop, broom, and several large trash bags, Smith selflessly got to work while area residents were away at their jobs. “Sure, it’s hard work,” said Smith. ‘You wouldn’t believe the stuff I’ve been finding: bats, cobwebs, spiders, rats… even what appears to be human bones. But I’m just driven by the desire for things to look their best for the big night.” Smith also took time to pull down many sets of Christmas lights that several area residents seem to have left up from last year.
Yesterday morning an area black man was accused of failing to act sufficiently black. “You are not acting black,” said his accuser, a fellow black man. “You are acting in a way which is different from and contrary to the way a black person acts,” he added, “leading me to question if in some way you are not actually a black person at all, but rather some sort of non-back person who only appears to be black in the most superficial of ways.”
Rejoice! The Brick Testament website has been update today with another nine illustrated lessons from the Teachings of Jesus. Head on over and learn what Jesus had to say about such diverse and important topics as World Peace, Family Values, the Power of Faith, How to Pray, When to Defend Yourself, and What Happens to People Who Insult Others. It’s a handy-dandy reference for anyone asking themselves “What the heck would Jesus do?” And remember, as Christ himself said, everyone who hears these words of his and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man!
The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith’s ambitious endeavor to illustrate the entire Bible in LEGO bricks turns five years old today. Originally launched in October 2001 with six illustrated stories from the book of Genesis, the website now includes a total of 233 stories from 17 books of the Bible, and has a total of 2,710 illustrations; it’s success has also spawned three hardcover books published in four languages. Smith guesses he’s “maybe about halfway done” with the project at this point, and says he plans to keep at it until he is struck down by God or ascends directly into heaven.