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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Casting news: The Shack! Miracles from Heaven! Ben-Hur!

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Here are a few recent bits of casting news with a “faith-based” angle.

1. Sam Worthington has been cast as the lead in The Shack, Stuart Hazeldine’s adaptation of the William P. Young novel. Worthington will play a grieving father who meets God in the shack where the father’s murdered daughter was found. Octavia Spencer is already on board as one of the actors who will play God.

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Exodus: Gods and Kings interview round-up: Dariusz Wolski

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You would think being the cinematographer on the first Bible epic shot in 3D might warrant a little attention, but Exodus: Gods and Kings DP Dariusz Wolski kept a fairly low profile during the run-up to that film’s theatrical release.

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