Jesus is a hot commodity. At least three networks — CNN, National Geographic and NBC — are banking on Christians tuning in during the holy season of Lent and on Easter Sunday to watch their varied presentations on the Son of God.
First on deck is CNN's original series, "Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery," scheduled to air Sunday, March 1 at 9 p.m. E.T. more >>
WASHINGTON — Construction has officially begun on the Museum of the Bible, a longtime project spearheaded by Hobby Lobby President Steve Green, which is scheduled to open in Washington, D.C. in 2017.
"In many respects this is the kickoff of a three year project. We've been working on it for two years, this is the first time that anything major will be exposed to the public," Cary Summers, president of the Museum of the Bible, said Thursday flanked by artistic renderings of the 430,000-square-foot-building.
"Hopefully, it will be a great addition to this city. As you know, Washington, D.C. is the capital of museums in the world." more >>
A program aired on the British Broadcasting Corporation recently held a discussion as to whether or not major religious figures like Jesus Christ and the Buddha were from other planets.
In a religion-focused series titled "The Big Questions", host Nicky Campbell oversaw a discussion asking the query, "Have beings from other planets guided our religions?"
CNN will launch a new investigative series beginning March 1 about the life and death of Jesus of Nazareth.
"Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery" explores mysteries of the Bible by investigating science and archaeology in order to dispel myths and reaffirm facts about Christianity. The six-part series will closely assess poignant moments in history such as the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
The first investigation takes a look at the Shroud of Turin which is believed by some experts to be the cloth used as Jesus' burial wrap after his crucifixion. Viewers will also see the exploration of notable Gospel characters including Mary Magdalene, Judas and John the Baptist. more >>
Researchers have deciphered the ancient Coptic text behind a 1,500-year-old manuscript called "The Gospel of the lots of Mary," which directly identifies her as the mother of Jesus Christ. Anne Marie Luijendijk, a professor of religion at Princeton University, said that the text could've been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people.
"When I began deciphering the manuscript and encountered the word 'Gospel' in the opening line, I expected to read a narrative about the life and death of Jesus as the canonical Gospels present, or a collection of sayings similar to the Gospel of Thomas (a non-canonical text)," Luijendijk said, according to LiveScience.
A translation of the opening of the text, which is being kept at Harvard University's Sackler Museum, reads: more >>
"Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus" by filmmaker Timothy Mahoney is getting an encore presentation in select U.S. theaters on Thursday due to an overwhelming demand for the eye-opening documentary.
The film unveils brand-new discoveries that call decades of archeological studies into question in an effort to answer one question: is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? "Patterns" first premiered in nearly 600 sold-out theaters around the country on Jan. 19, but the film will reopen once more this Thursday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. local time at participating theaters.
Mahoney chronicles an in-depth archeological investigation in Egypt while corroborating the biblical text in "Patterns." Twelve years in the making, the film reveals never-before-seen or rarely seen evidence regarding the Israelites' descent into slavery, their Exodus out of Egypt, and the conquest of the Promised Land. more >>