Watch: Philip is the original vanishing hitchhiker, and more, in three new clips from A.D. The Bible Continues

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If it’s Wednesday, it must be time for more clips from A.D. The Bible Continues — and the latest batch includes a rare depiction of one of the more unusual bits from the book of Acts. Check it out, along with the other clips, below the jump.

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Watch: The apostles say farewell to Saul, and more, in three new clips from A.D. The Bible Continues

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A.D. The Bible Continues is back to falling in the ratings again. The series scored its lowest ratings ever last night, after a brief uptick the week before.

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

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In this week’s Beyond A.D., host Jason Kennedy discusses last week’s episode of A.D. The Bible Continues with pastor Derwin L. Gray, author Michelle McKinney Hammond and filmmaker David A.R. White. The show also features a new clip from tonight’s episode of A.D. and a musical performance by NewSong.

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

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Season 1, Episode 9 — ‘Saul’s Return’
Acts 9:20-27

Editing Acts, redux. The ninth episode of A.D. The Bible Continues, like a couple of the episodes that preceded it, dwells on just a few verses from the book of Acts.

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Idris Elba to star in Laurence Fishburne’s The Alchemist

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Six months ago, I mentioned that Laurence Fishburne was developing an adaptation of Paulo Coelho’s novel The Alchemist. At the time, Fishburne was going to play Melchizedek — a king who may be based on the biblical character of that name (I’ve never read the book) — and Javier Bardem was going to play the Alchemist.

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Israeli actor to play Jesus in The Shack

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Haaz Sleiman may have been the first actor born and raised in the Middle East to play Jesus in a major English-language movie (in last March’s Killing Jesus), but he certainly won’t be the last. Deadline reports that Israeli actor Aviv Alush has now been hired to play Jesus in Stuart Hazeldine’s upcoming adaptation of The Shack.

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