25 July 2010
Driving Down Central Ave.
I think this might be called a store-front church, not meaning to put down this organization in any way, of course. It is on the left as you approach 24th St from downtown, just before the Mongolian Grill and Bob Smith's Lincoln Mercury place. I couldn't read the fine print as I drove past so I turned around and found the following information tacked up on the front door of the Toddler Escape, all deserted on a Sunday morning:
Tuesday Bible Study 7-9pm
Friday Sabbath 6-10pm
Saturday Torah Study 2-4:30pm
When I looked up Lion of Judah, of course, I was reminded that the Jewish scriptural Judah was represented as a lion; and that the Lion of Judah in Christianity is Jesus; and that the Lion of Judah has some Ethiopian connections as well. There are a lot more entries in a Google search on Lion of Judah, sometimes part of an Assembly of God gathering and sometimes under the auspices of a Baptist Church. I couldn't find an exact replica of the picture included in their sign above but this outfit in Olympia WA might be close.
There is an animated movie coming out this summer with the same title.
Probably the easiest way to find out what is going on here would be to stop in on Friday evening, or Saturday afternoon, or Tuesday evening.