Free Jesus Film DVD for Your Church!

Just thought I’d let everyone know about this free offer from Voice of the Martyrs.

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New Jesus Films 101 Promo Video!

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My Passion of the Christ Article in New Identity Magazine

The Passion of the Christ is a singular moment in the history of Jesus films. Since before its theatrical debut, it has incited heated criticism, lofty praise and long debates about issues ranging from racial bigotry to violence in film. In my latest column for New Identity Magazine, I offer some ideas on viewing this film apart from its reputation.

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Update on Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen

It’s not over, folks. There’s more to come.

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Last Temptation vs. Superstar! HuffPost Stages “Best Jesus Movie” Challenge

The Huffington Post is letting readers decide the “Best Jesus Movie.” What’s your pick?

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Il Vangelo Secondo Matteo (1964) – Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen Part 2

When I decided to put this list together, I almost didn’t include this film. It is arguably the most popular and well-recognized film on this list. But, even though it is a favorite among critics and scholars, it is still unknown to most people, particularly in the United States.  That’s a shame because it’s one of the finest and most influential films on the life of Christ ever made.

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Golgotha (1933) – Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen Part 1

I’ve chosen to cover my list of Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen in chronological order. So, first up is Golgotha, a French film from 1933 directed by Julien Duvivier. It’s a splendid, though rarely seen picture which carries the unique distinction of being the first film on the life of Christ with sound. Alternately known (primarily in the United States) as Ecce Homo or Behold the Man, Golgotha is an outstanding achievement from a decade that saw little development in the Jesus film genre.

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Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen: The List

Here’s my complete list of Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen, each with a link to its post in the blog series. There are more to come! Stay tuned here for the rest of the series!

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Top Ten Jesus Films You’ve Never Seen

Top ten lists of Jesus films are a recurring theme and the usual suspects are pretty universal. So, when *catapult magazine was putting together its annual “Ten Things” list for 2012, I thought I might take the opportunity to offer a list of films in the genre that are a bit more under the radar.

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A Liturgy, A Legacy: Why I Study Jesus Films

 

It’s always interesting to talk to people about why I study Jesus films. Beyond the pure cinematic interest, for me, there are two threads that run through the study of Jesus films: The historical and the liturgical. Continue reading

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