A Very Human Jesus: Ewan McGregor on Playing Yeshua in ‘Last Days in the Desert’

“You can’t approach playing a character such as Jesus without being a little freaked out. It’s incredibly daunting …but you have to put that aside. You have to start with finding the man in you and focusing on that.”— Ewan McGregor, on playing Jesus in “Last Days in the Desert” There’s a surprisingly funny moment in [Read More…]

WATCH: Exclusive Clip from ‘Last Days in the Desert’ with Ewan McGregor

Last Days in the Desert, a new film by writer/director Rodrigo Garcia and starring Ewan McGregor, is an evocative meditation on the humanness of Jesus. Premiering in select cities May 13, the movie follows Jesus in an imagined chapter from his forty days of fasting and praying in the desert. On his way out of the wilderness, he struggles [Read More…]

Power, Politics, and Palm Sunday: Which Leader Will You Follow?

By the Rev. Claire Feingold Thoryn Palm Sunday is the story of a triumphant entry into certain doom. In-between Palm Sunday and Easter is the valley of betrayal, despair, and loss. The fact is, Holy week isn’t just one week. It is every week, every year, every lifetime— the highs and the lows, the greatest [Read More…]


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