Watch: The second trailer for Risen, starring Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton as Roman soldiers and Cliff Curtis as Jesus


Four months ago, we got our first good look at Risen (formerly known as Clavius), the film that stars Joseph Fiennes and Tom Felton as a couple of Roman soldiers who investigate the disappearance of Jesus’ body. Now, today, with the film’s January 22 release less than five months away, we have a second, even longer, trailer, which consists almost entirely of new footage. Check it out below the jump.

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Six cinematic interpretations of the Jewish elder Gamaliel


Yesterday was the day when Eastern Orthodox Christians remember Gamaliel, the Jewish leader who defended the apostles before the Sanhedrin in Acts 5. So I thought it might be fun to take a quick look at how Gamaliel has been portrayed in film.

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


Season 1, Episode 12 — ‘The Abomination’
Acts 10-11

Editing Acts, redux. The final episode of A.D. The Bible Continues kicks off with the conversion of Cornelius as described in Acts 10, but changes some of the details.

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


Season 1, Episode 11 — ‘Rise Up’
Acts 8-9

Editing Acts, redux. The eleventh episode of A.D. The Bible Continues covers two stories from the book of Acts, including one that would have been covered three episodes ago if the series had followed the narrative sequence in Acts.

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Watch: Cornelius and his family speak in tongues, and more, in two new clips from A.D. The Bible Continues


Four months ago, I wondered if A.D. The Bible Continues would show Cornelius and his family speaking in tongues before Peter baptizes them. I could think of several other films that had depicted the conversion of Cornelius, but none that had really depicted this particular miracle. And, well, now we have our answer: it does!

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


In this week’s Beyond A.D., host Jason Kennedy discusses last week’s episode of A.D. The Bible Continues with pastor Samuel Rodriguez, Fr Edward Benioff and entertainer Pat Boone (who has Bible-movie experience himself, having played the angel at the tomb in The Greatest Story Ever Told). The show also features a new clip from tonight’s episode of A.D. and a musical performance by Paul Baloche.

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