Watch: The first trailer for Of Kings and Prophets

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The first trailer for Of Kings and Prophets — the ABC series about Saul, David and Samuel — is here, and it’s got some of the expected biblical violence (Goliath, Amalekites, etc.) as well as some of the rumoured biblical sex (Saul has a concubine, while David seems to be having an affair with Saul’s wife).

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Watch: Saul persecutes the Christians, and Tiberius comes to Jerusalem, in new clips from A.D. The Bible Continues

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A.D. The Bible Continues slipped again in the ratings last night.

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Watch: The fifth episode of digital talk show Beyond A.D.

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In this week’s episode of Beyond A.D., host Jason Kennedy is joined by Chipo Chung, who plays Mary Magdalene on A.D. The Bible Continues, as well as actor Kirk Cameron and pastor James MacDonald. The show also features a new clip from the next episode of A.D. and a musical performance by All Sons & Daughters.

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A.D. The Bible Continues spotlight: Simon the Zealot

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Today is the feast day for Simon the Zealot in the Orthodox Church.

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A.D. The Bible Continues — season one, episode five

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Season 1, Episode 5 — ‘The First Martyr’
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Editing Acts, redux. Last week’s episode of A.D. The Bible Continues took time to develop a few simple stories from Acts. No such luck this week. Instead, this episode skips over some pretty major developments, all so that it can focus on the capture, torture and death of a fictitious Zealot, while also cramming in the brutal death of the first Christian martyr — a character that we had only just begun to get to know.

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The prophet Isaiah at the movies: a quick round-up

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Today is the feast day for the prophet Isaiah in the Orthodox Church, so I figured it might be good to round up a few films that have referenced and depicted him.

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