09 November 2009

Watching: From Jesus To Christ

Our small group, which we host at 6:30pm every Monday night, started watching the PBS/Frontline documentary From Jesus To Christ tonight. For some reason the DVD player played the fourth part/hour first. Our DVD player also randomly played scenes out of order when we watched Doubt last month so I'll have to sort that out. If you plan on coming next week go ahead and watch the fourth hour online and we'll do the first hour next week.

Did I say to watch online? Yes. In fact you can watch all four hours of this great historical look at Jesus, the assembling of the four canonical gospels, and the rise of Christianity here: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/. Just click on the "watch the full program" image. Feel free to comment here on the program or just stop by our group.

This documentary is recommended for anyone as long as you are comfortable with questioning your existing understanding of Jesus, Christianity, and what into making our perceptions what they are today concerning it all. You don't need to be a follower of Jesus or even at all religious to enjoy and gain something from it. Megan and I found it extremely valuable and opening when we first watched it a few years ago and we hope to absorb more this time around. Among the scholars interviewed throughout are such notables as John Dominic Crossan (Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography) and Elaine Pagels (The Gnostic Gospels).

1 comment:

deano said...

Chris I think your dvd player is legally insane...

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