Roma Downey and Mark Burnett are revealing the first glimpse of their latest production "A.D." this Thanksgiving Day.
Set to the song "Dangerous Man" by Little Dume, the first trailer for the original NBC series event featured the incredibly diverse cast that includes Argentinean actor Juan Pablo di Pace who portrays Jesus Christ while the roles of iconic Biblical characters such as Mary Magdalene, John, James, Peter and Simon the Zealot went to actors from all over the world. Moreover, the powerful trailer focuses on Peter who struggles with Jesus' crucifixion and fears persecution from the Roman Empire before Christ rises again. He also strives to lead the disciples in the aftermath and chaos of Christ's death, being the one that Jesus chose to build His church upon.
"The tomb has been opened and the Nazarene is now gone," an informant tells an official at the end of the clip. more >>
The next installment of the epic story told in the Bible TV series comes to NBC. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, executive producers of "The Bible", will bring this incredible story to your TV on Easter Sunday 2015. Get ready to take another journey through the Word of God!
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Trailer soundtrack: "Dangerous Man" by Little Dume. more >>
Thanksgiving faces an unprecedented amount of competition. Early signs of this appear as Halloween and Christmas are simultaneously advertised in September, making Thanksgiving seem like merely a traditional transition into the holiday season.
In addition to all of the holiday anticipation, there are actually many things that happen on Thanksgiving Day that compete with its intended purpose of giving thanks. And it seems like some of these tendencies are indicators of things that we must battle against the rest of the year: discontentment, distraction, complaining, and carelessness.
In order to learn how we might "give thanks in all circumstances" (1 Thessalonians 5:18), below are four things we can do to focus on being thankful throughout the year, but especially on Thanksgiving. more >>
Thanksgiving is a "pagan" holiday? I thought I heard it all.
As a former witch, a quick recollection of my pagan roots substantiated that Thanksgiving was not observed on the Witches Wheel of the Year. Oh sure, friends enjoyed a turkey dinner with their families like most other Americans on the last Thursday of November, but there wasn't anything magickal (associated with Wicca or Wiccan beliefs) about it.
As Christians, we've heard the arguments against Halloween, Christmas and Easter but Thanksgiving? Aren't we stretching these "forbidden" holidays a bit too far? more >>
Holiday cheer can be hard to muster when there's chaos in the air. With the addition of more tasks and less time than usual, 'tis the season that puts a squeeze on our emotions, priorities and finances. Some men paint on a grin and roll through the routine with low expectations. Others face demons from the past, broken families, pressures and circumstances that bring up pain.
For many, it's not survival of the fittest; it's just a matter of survival.
Holidays can be so much more. Allow me to tweak your perspective this year, starting with T-Day. more >>
Many have heard the story and imagined how things took place. Others may have been involved in such a situation where debt was owed, and they had been helped. But, being forgiven and not forgiving someone for committing the same act is just NOT fair.
Seeing it acted out in modern times is very humbling. It may even help someone with making a decision in a similar situation. We are all human and we all make mistakes. There is not a better feeling in the world than being forgiven for something bad that you did. It is also important that we forgive others who encounter the same problem, and most of all, forgive ourselves. Forgive as God forgave you.
Be sure to pass this humbling video of the unforgiving servant with all those who are in need! more >>