WELL THAT WAS A SURPRISE. The Bible background video I produced on a shoestring with duct tape—“What Romans said about the crucifixion”—topped a million views over the weekend.
Sad to say, I can’t predict what Bible background videos (or books) people will like most.
I would never have bet on this video to claw its way to the top of my channel.
For one, the video topic sounds too cerebral.
For another, my agent couldn’t sell any publishers on the idea of me writing a book on this topic. They seemed to think the idea was too cerebral.
Sometimes publishers can’t predict what books will sell well either.
I know that a lot of people outside the faith saw the crucifixion video because thousands wrote their comments…mostly negative.
Short course, they say Christians are not using very much of their brains.
I try to respond to as many as I can. But there are approaching 7,000 comments last time I checked.
If you get some time, take a look at the video.
If you’ve already seen it, you might what to take a dip into the comments section. Lots of people have angry words for religion in general…not just Christianity.
When I dive into answering some of the comments, I have to work hard not to show anger for anger. I try to be…Christian. But sometimes I can’t resist poking fun back at them. I try to do it in a way that will make them chuckle a bit. Sometimes it works. Sometimes not.
Fav videos of the moment
I’ve recently showcased my favorite video of the moment.
It’s the perfect video to watch before and after reading the comments about the crucifixion video.
I watch it for the message, and to hear my daughter sing. She used to sing around the house as a kid. Now that she’s grown and married, I have to digitize her songs. For me, at least, they’re like balm on a sorry soul.
I’m afraid I delved into a little poetry here. That’s a first.
There wouldn’t be a video if it hadn’t been for me, coatless, stepping out on the back deck of my sister’s house during a snowfall to capture flakes on the camera.
There’s a line in the lyrics about the snowflakes teasing with a kiss. I was standing under a roof overhang, trying to protect the camera lens from the moisture. But a few flakes swirled in and under the roof, tapping me on the cheek and forehead.
It felt like a kiss.
Who knows, maybe that’s one of the ways God shows his affection.
To check out videos I produced on a shoestring with duct tape, here’s the link to my channel.
Subscribe if you like. It’s free. And I produce the videos about the Bible and Christianity just once in a while. Most of the time, at the moment, I’m working on that paraphrase for the Casual English Bible. I’m almost done with the maps for Mark. When that’s done, I’ll post Mark online.