Butler University Israel/Palestine Trip 2016 Video

My son made the above video presentation about the trip to Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan this summer. I hope you enjoy it! [Read more…]

Bayesian Jesus

For those who may not get it, the meme above is poking fun at the fact that two apologists on the fringes of academia – Richard Carrier and William Lane Craig – have both attempted to introduce Bayesian reasoning to bring rigor to the subjects that interest them. In the one case, it supposedly proves [Read More…]

Student-Made Documentary on the Gospel of Judas

I am grateful to Christian Askeland for drawing attention to this documentary, made by students from right here in Indiana! [Read more…]

Batman More Scholarly Than Zeitgeist?

Richard Carrier could be a comedian. He recently said on his blog that he wants to make a better movie promoting mythicism than Zeitgeist is. And so he is putting his weight behind a movie called “Batman and Jesus.” No, I’m not kidding. Watch the video and see for yourself:   [Read more…]

1913: Seeds of Conflict

I had it drawn to my attention that a movie is being released, focusing on Ottoman Palestine in 1913, incorporating film from that period that was recently rediscovered. It asks how we get from the situation then to the situation now. It looks very interesting! The film is called 1913: Seeds of Conflict. [Read more…]

Finding Jesus on CNN

Mark Goodacre pointed out that the CNN documentary Finding Jesus now has a trailer video. There is apparently also a book forthcoming that was written in conjunction with the series: Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery: Six Holy Objects That Tell the Remarkable Story of the Gospels by David Gibson and Michael McKinley. [Read more…]

Jerusalem: The IMAX Movie

I have been excited about the IMAX movie Jerusalem since the first time I saw the trailer. The aerial perspectives are breathtaking, and will amaze even those who have been to the places in it. Last night, I had the opportunity to see an advance screening of the complete movie at the IMAX theater at the [Read More…]

Albert Schweitzer Documentary

HT Dănuț Mănăstireanu   [Read more…]

Before and After A Polite Bribe

Two bits of news related to the book and movie A Polite Bribe. First, the DVD is available for pre-order on Amazon. Second, here is the pre-screening panel discussion from the showing in Madison, Wisconsin: [Read more…]

The Joy of Doctor Who

IO9 drew attention to the above commercial for the documentary “Adventures in Space and Time” about the start of Doctor Who. It looks like it is going to be wonderful. Check out the photos on the IO9 site. See also the new book that IO9 drew attention to, Doctor Who: The Vault: Treasures from the [Read More…]