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In Hollywood in 1970 I found myself at the door of a mission. I had gone there in answer to an ad I had read in a newspaper offering work. At once I turned to leave.

As I did I reflected I had had nothing to eat for two days. I would have nothing to eat when I got back to where I was staying.

I decided to go in, fill out their forms with the absolute truth knowing that unless I lied they could not hire me. Then I would get something to eat before going home.

The man in charge said as I entered his office, “You are Canadian, are you not?”

As rudely as I could so he would throw me out I said, “Yes.”

He asked, “Do you have a working permit?”

Again, as rudely as I could I said, “No.”

He said, “I can’t hire you without one. What are you doing here?”

Again carefully choosing me words so that they would enrage him I said, “I am living in a house. It is time to pay the rent. It is either peddle my ass or get a job.”

He said, “THE LORD says I am supposed to help you. The LAW OF THE LAND says I can not. What do I do?”

I said, fully expecting him to kick me out, “That is your question.”

He said, “Then I guess I have to hire you.”

In that moment for the first time I understood that there are two laws in this world. Who we become depends entirely upon which of those two laws we choose to break.

In that moment I became a begotten son of God.

In plain English I became what this world can not stomach.


2pm Sunday, April 7, 14, 21, 28. 17+.

The Cineforum, 463 Bathurst below College. 416-603-6643. Give what you can.

Some who call themselves Christians do not believe that the New Testament accounts of Jesus literally rising from the dead are true.

That means they are not Christians.

Others who call themselves Christians insist The Old Testament Laws of an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth are still in force.

That means they are not Christians.

Some who call themselves Christians state that without faith in Jesus we will go to Hell.

That means they are not Christians.

Some who call themselves Christians are eager for Donald trump to build his walls to keep out of America the hungry, the thirsty, the homeless, the naked, the stranger, those sick and those in prison.

That means they are not Christians.

Some folk who call themselves Christians say God hates queers.

That means they are not Christians.

Did Jesus really rise from the dead? How credible is the evidence for Jesus’s Resurrection? This documentary investigates the historical record, draws upon medical knowledge, searches for evidence in the lives of the Apostles, explores ancient Jewish burial customs, and—with new scientific technologies—examines the 2000 year old burial cloth of Jesus. For the first time through physics and space-age imaging, scientists are able to view the crucified body of Jesus in a three-dimensional, holographic image. Learn what scientists have discovered. Your faith will be strengthened and your heart uplifted as the Resurrection Story is confirmed through new evidence!

View Three-Dimensional Holographic Images of the Face of Jesus! Three-Dimensional Glasses provided! Partially based upon the books: The Case For Christ’s Resurrection, Resurrected: Tangible Evidence That Jesus Rose From The Dead, and The Shroud of Turin.

For too long I have been aware that my admissions policy of donating $20 over 24, $10 under while fair is not what it should be.

We are called in Jesus to lend to those who can not pay us back. We are called when we throw a feast to invite those who can not invite us to their home for a feast.

Jesus, himself, was a dirt poor carpenter from what Thomas Cahill in THE DESIRE OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS calls “buttfuck Galilee.”

He had a Galilean accent. That means he dropped his aitches when hew spoke.

There are an awful lot of folks who claim to have Jesus in their heart who would not give 5 seconds of their time to a dirt poor carpenter from the boonies who dropped his aitches when he spoke.

This program is for the very few who do.

–Reg Hartt


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