Killing Jesus gets an Emmy nomination, A.D. doesn’t

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Big-screen Bible movies may have been snubbed completely at the Oscars this year, but at least one made-for-TV Bible film got some recognition from its peers when the Primetime Emmy Award nominees were announced this morning.

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Interview: Chipo Chung on speaking in tongues, finding laughter on a serious set, being a woman in a man’s world, and playing Mary Magdalene in A.D. The Bible Continues

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One of the many noteworthy things about A.D. The Bible Continues is the way it emphasizes the connections within the New Testament by drawing several characters from the gospels into the events of the book of Acts. Another is the way it focuses on the role played by the women of that era.

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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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Killing Jesus and La Biblia set new ratings records

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Two Bible-themed shows did pretty well in the ratings these last few days.

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The death of Herod, and Antipas’s response, in two films

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One of the fun things about watching Jesus films is noting the parallels between them, and wondering if the older films inspired the newer films in any way.

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Watch: Six new clips give us one last look at Killing Jesus

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Missed your chance to see Killing Jesus tonight? Want to revisit a scene or two? No worries — several new clips from the film were released over the last few days, and you can watch them all, or at least follow the links to them, below the jump.

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