Fans of the "Bible" - both the television series and book - can get a first glimpse of the "Son of God" film in a trailer released this week.
Produced by couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and starring Diogo Morgado as Jesus, the film includes both footage from the hit television series and never-before-released scenes and is set to hit theaters on Feb. 28.
Currently, it is screening with religious and business leaders, in an effort to raise more money to fund the film's distribution. more >>
Come March 2014, American fans of the hit "Bible" television series will be able to swap their living room couches for concert seats. Following next year's release of "Son of God," a 16-city music tour based on themes from the show and movie will kick off.
Featuring Christian recording artists such as Natalie Grant, Francesca Battistelli and Sidewalk Prophets, The Bible 2014 Tour will open at Saddleback Church in California on March 20, and feature songs and imagery inspired by the mini-series and movie. Many of the show's almost month-long tour stops will be held at churches.
Roma Downey, one half of husband-wife executive producing team behind "The Bible" franchise, said that she expects the production to be a powerful experience for attendees. more >>
Israeli archaeologists are claiming to have unearthed a wine cellar that is older than the bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls at a site in northern Israel.
American and Israeli archaeologists digging over the summer at a site known as Tel Kabri, located in northern Israel in the ruins of what used to be a northern Canaanite city, discovered the remains of 40 large jars near the banquet hall of a palace where the city-state's leaders and guests used to feast. The findings were presented this week at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Baltimore, Maryland.
Although the liquid that once sat in each jar has long vanished, chemical analyses performed on the jars' residue found they contained remnants of wine ingredients, including tartaric and syringic acid residues, as well as various spices and sweeteners, including mint, honey, cinnamon bark, juniper berries and resins. According to the New York Times, this recipe for wine was similar to medicinal wines used in Egypt for 2,000 years and would taste similar to a modern-day Greek wine. more >>
It is reported that only 30 people attended the funeral of legendary author C.S. Lewis. His death occurred on the same day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago today, Nov. 22, 1963. The media, including in Britain, flooded the news with coverage of the U.S. president's death and that meant that Lewis' passing was not announced until after his funeral, according to Mike Stranks of the C.S. Lewis Jubilee Festival committee in Britain.
Clive Staples Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the twentieth century and arguably one of the most influential writers of his day, the authors of a website dedicated to Lewis state. He was a Fellow and Tutor in English Literature at Oxford University until 1954, when he was unanimously elected to the Chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Cambridge University, a position he held until his retirement.
Lewis wrote more than 30 books, allowing him to reach a vast audience, and his works continue to attract thousands of new readers every year. C. S. Lewis's most distinguished and popular accomplishments include Mere Christianity, Out of the Silent Planet, The Great Divorce, The Screwtape Letters, and the universally acknowledged classics in The Chronicles of Narnia. To date, the Narnia books have sold over 100 million copies, according to CSLewis.com, and have been adapted into three major motion pictures. more >>
The head of a major Christian retailer presently suing the federal government has proposed a Bible class elective for an Oklahoma high school.
Steve Green, president of the Oklahoma-based retail giant Hobby Lobby Inc., has proposed a class for Mustang High School with a curriculum focused on various aspects of the Holy Bible.
"There's still some fine-tuning, but the curriculum breakdown would include an intro course covering the Old and New Testaments and the Bible's impact on society. Three advanced courses would focus on deeper history and cultural influence," reported KOCO 5 News. more >>