Review: 7th Street Theater series - Jamie’s Earrings
If you are reading this review on the Sabbath, then I would like to wish you plenty of sleep and relaxation.
This week’s film review is for the 5th episode of season one, for the 7th Street Theater series - Jamie’s Earrings - Legalism, Preference, & Discernment.
7th Street Theater is a half hour dramatic series about five Christian actors who perform a weekly stage show for their community.
Description of Jamie’s Earrings: Jamie shows up at the theater with a new look and Gates doesn't like what he sees!
While Gates didn’t quote any verses from the Bible, he is confident that Jamie’s earrings are worldly and have no place in the Christian theater. Gates didn’t have a problem with women wearing earrings - just men.
I am reminded of two verses from the Bible:
So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31.
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20.
I like how the episode showed the different dynamics that can occur with these types of situations. Gates was trying to honour God, Jamie had his personal motivation for wearing earrings, some other actors were in agreement with Jamie, Rudy was trying to please both sides and Joanna and Mr Wheeler, the theater Manager, were asked to provide wise counsel.
This episode shows how the choices we make can be misguided by worldly influence when God has not specified in His word what we are to do in a particular situation.
I really liked Joanna’s advice: If Jesus does not want Jamie to wear the earrings then why don’t we let Jesus tell him.
Joanna told Gates that he sounded as if he was on the boundary of legalism.
According to dictionary.com, legalism is strict adherence, or the principle of strict adherence, to law or prescription, especially to the letter rather than the spirit.
Was it legalism? Gates said there were too many Christians copying the world instead of influencing the world on spiritual matters.
The episode has an interesting ending, showing discernment (judgment and understanding) and how important it is to trust in the Lord for wisdom in all matters.
The 7th Street Theater series is available for rental or purchase on www.christianmovies.com. You can also watch it for free on the Christian Movies channel on You Tube, which is where I watched, Jamie’s Earrings.
Thank you for reading this review. Until next time - peace be with you.
Film source: The Christian Movies channel on www.youtube.com