A semi-regular attempt (in other words, as I have time) to explore the interaction between God and the adolescent world, especially the connection between theory and praxis (otherwise known as practical theology). Primary emphasis will be given to the role of the church (and especially the emerging church) in this process.

Monday, February 26, 2007

MSNBC Video on Jesus' tomb

UPDATE 03/02/07: Here's a great article from Christianity Today which details all the inconsistencies and flaws in this controversy

Did anyone catch the Today Show this morning? Meredith Vieira, one of the hosts, interviewed movie maker James Cameron and journalist Simcha Jacobovici regarding their new documentary and book The Jesus Family Tomb.

In short, they make the claim that a tomb which was discovered in the 1980's was the tomb where Jesus and his family were buried, including Mary Magdalene, and an ossuary which contained the bones of "Judah, son of Jesus" suggesting that Jesus not only married, but had a son as a result.

Sounds eerily similar to the book The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, another attempt to discredit the divinity of Jesus. (Including the fact that you have to buy the book or film in order to get "the full story.")

Seems to me that the focus has been so much on "proving" Jesus that we've forgotten that the central element the Bible asks of us is faith.

If you have time, watch the video, and then offer your comment. What do you think?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

check out the movie's official site at http://www.jesusfamilytomb.com/

1:01 PM


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