A Kenyan film about the suicide of Judas Iscariot

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The Nairobian has a fascinating article on a new movie about Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene that was produced in Kenya and had its premiere there last month.

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Box office: The Shack has one of the biggest openings ever for a “faith-based” film

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Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the Wolverine may have been the top box-office draw, but it wasn’t the only success story at the multiplex this weekend.

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Watch: Critics, audiences respond to The Shack in new TV spots

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Life has been awfully busy lately, and I’ve fallen behind in my blogging. But since The Shack is out in theatres now, I figured I should at least round up some of the promotional videos that have come out over the last week or two, all of which feature soundbites from the actors and/or people who have endorsed the film.

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Watch: Four new clips from The Shack tap into the movie’s theological themes

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The Shack — based on the best-selling novel about a grieving father who spends a weekend with the three Persons of the Trinity — comes to theatres next week, and the studio behind the film has released a few new clips to whet our appetites.

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Newsbites: The Jesus movies past and future edition!

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A few quick items about three recent and upcoming movies about Jesus.

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Watch: The trailer for Season 2 of CNN’s Finding Jesus

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I must confess, I kind of missed the first season of Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery when it aired on CNN two years ago. At the time, I was writing quite extensively about National Geographic’s Killing Jesus and NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues, and there just wasn’t time to follow a third program as well, as intriguing as it seemed.

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