Archives for May 18, 2006

How can we be so sure that these new “gospels” aren’t true?

Read Jesus Out of Focus, if you want a concise, focused reply to the surge of new theories driving The Da Vinci Code and The Gospel of Judas.Here's an excerpt... Of course, to evaluate these claims we must determine the value of these apocryphal Gospels. Do they represent legitimate voices suppressed in antiquity? In the last five years, this debate has intensified. Some scholars argue that the canonical boundary that separates our Scriptures from the apocrypha should come down. Others … [Read more...]

Mike Johnson prepares "The Tale of Despereaux"

One of my favorite childrens' stories... the kind that's so good, adults should be reading it... … [Read more...]

Roger Ebert, Rolling Stone, Peter Chattaway open fire on “Da Vinci”

It's National "How Ridiculous is The Da Vinci Code" Day, it seems.SECOND UPDATE:David Poland thinks that the bad reviews have been too kind!* * * * *UPDATE:A.N. Wilson and Christopher Tookey in The Telegraph, linked by Amy Welborn:* * * * *Peter T. Chattaway: The press kit for the movie is contradicting both the book and the film on historical matters.Peter Travers (Rolling Stone): There's no code to decipher. Da Vinci is a dud -- a dreary, droning, dull-witted … [Read more...]