Skip to comments.Hollywood Christian Couple Brings “The Bible” to TV
Posted on 03/03/2013 11:17:34 AM PST by CHRISTIAN DIARIST
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I did not know that Mark Burnett might be a Christian.
That’s good to know.
". . . more accessible to those who do as yet count themselves as Christians, who are not intimately familiar with Scripture."
Let's see a show of hands for how many people expect at least one full episode to focus on, "judge not" and another full episode on how Jesus was a community organizer?
“It takes some artistic license.”
Yes, I have read that they have the character playing Jesus saying he wants to change the world.
SO- I am not going to watch. As long as people understand that this is entertainment and NOT the word of God, then it is really no different than American Idol. The TV show isn’t going to present the gospel to anyone.
“SO- I am not going to watch. As long as people understand that this is entertainment and NOT the word of God...”
Little House on the Prarie; The Walton’s; Touched by an Angel - none were “The Word of God” - but they portrayed eternal Chrsitian values in a good light - not mockigly.
Any time we can introduce the unchurched to the Word of God (as long as it’s not heretical or blasphemous) - it is a good thing.
Is it a serious Bible study? No - that is for those of us who have moved on past the “milk” and onto solid foods. Some of them may be there someday too.
We should be praying for this series - its producers - and for the hearts of those that may tune in - that the unchurched being reached in this way may come to know Jesus as their personal Savior also.
I have set TIVO to record the series.
Andrew Lloyd Webbers Jesus Christ Superstar certainly deviated from the Gospels (the Scriptures do not record the apostles inquiring of the Lord, Whats the buzz? Tell us whats happening). Yet, the musical introduced many young people who are today mature Bible-reading Christ followers.
I was hopeful of this at first, but soon realized it is just entertainment to make modern people feel good about themselves.
I’m not sure about that. The Sodom and Gomorrah scene, with armor-clad, sword-wielding angels bringing down the wrath of God upon the Sodomites, certainly isn’t to make the gay community - which Hollywood loves - feel good about itself.
Since the majority of Un-Churched are the YOUTH of today and they are hooked on Computers and Television..PRAISE GOD that Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are bringing this BIBLE series to the TV screen..
Many people were transformed by the Passion of the Christ movie and I believe this might have the same impact....
I hope everyone will watch, and I encourage everyone to watch...
We have just set to record. Thanks for the reminder.
Despite Rick Warren’s endorsement, I plan to watch anyway.
EWTN World Over of the past week, Thursday Feb 28, Raymond Arroyo interviewed both of them. Their segment begins about 40-some minutes in to the hour show. Some interesting info.
- They were only about 6 weeks from beginning to film and they still had not cast the actor for Jesus. And they started to pray for that and in less than a week - a Portuguese actor.
- She is from Derry, NI (like 2-of-the ThePriests, the UK city of culture of 2013 - they had a big concert bash there last month with just Derry, or Derry-like performers.
- They wanted a drama that would engage with people. unquote
- Card. Wuerl was advisor for them.
They showed a clip from it.
(Im sure they would lose much of their audience if they devoted, say, an hour to the retelling on the book of Numbers).
Really? Some pretty intense stuff happens in Numbers.
I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near
Yes, Numbers has its moments (precious few). But, in the main, it goes like:
3 On the east, toward the sunrise, the divisions of the camp of Judah are to encamp under their standard. The leader of the people of Judah is Nahshon son of Amminadab. 4 His division numbers 74,600.
5 The tribe of Issachar will camp next to them. The leader of the people of Issachar is Nethanel son of Zuar. 6 His division numbers 54,400.
7 The tribe of Zebulun will be next. The leader of the people of Zebulun is Eliab son of Helon. 8 His division numbers 57,400.
And so on.
I believe Joel Osteen was a consultant.
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