Saul’s road-to-Damascus experience: twelve films

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The first written reference to the resurrection appearances of Jesus appears not in the gospels but in the epistles of Paul. Specifically, it appears in I Corinthians 15, where Paul passes on a list of the people who witnessed the risen Jesus, and then, at the end, Paul writes that Jesus appeared to him, too, “as to one abnormally born.”

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

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Season 1, Episode 6 — ‘The Persecution’
Acts 8:1-3

Editing Acts, redux. The first five episodes of A.D. The Bible Continues zipped through the gospels and the book of Acts at a brisk pace, covering multiple chapters at a time. But the sixth episode slows things down in a big way and covers just three verses in Acts: it begins with the burial of Stephen (8:2) and then goes on to show how Saul persecuted the church (8:3) and scattered the followers of Jesus (8:1).

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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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Watch: The first trailer for Risen, formerly known as Clavius

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The trailer for Risen, the film formerly known as Clavius, is here! And, in addition to confirming that Cliff Curtis is playing Jesus, it also lets us know that Jesus will be called “Yeshua” in this film — just as he was in Last Days in the Desert — and it even gives a nod to the Shroud of Turin. Check it out below the jump.

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

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Season 1, Episode 3 — ‘The Spirit Arrives’
Acts 2-4

Editing Acts. The third episode of A.D. The Bible Continues is the first one that takes place entirely within the timeframe of the book of Acts, and it zips through the first few chapters so quickly that the final scenes are taken from Acts 4.

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

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Another week, another episode of Beyond A.D. This week’s guests include actor Juan Pablo di Pace (who plays Jesus in A.D. The Bible Continues), pastor Jud Wilhite and worship leader Christine D’Clario. The episode also features a musical performance by D’Clario and a new clip from tonight’s episode of A.D. Check it out below the jump.

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