Author N.T. Wright provides a provocative new picture of how to understand who Jesus was and how we should relate to him today.
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NOVA and the Interfaith Center of New York co-host a special advance preview and panel discussion of NOVA’s landmark two-hour film, The Bible’s Buried Secrets, an archeological detective story that explores the origins of the Hebrew Bible, or Old Testament, and the birth of monotheism. Moderated by Newsweek Religion Editor, Lisa Miller, a panel of top scientists, theologians, and filmmakers preview selections of the film’s groundbreaking scholarship and engage in a spirited discussion on how archeology, biblical scholarship, and faith intersect and sometimes collide.
This landmark NOVA documentary, The Bible’s Buried Secrets, takes viewers on a fascinating scientific journey that began 3,000 years ago and continues today. Presenting more than a century of literary detective work and decades of archeological excavation from the Holy Land, the film explores the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible. This archeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies. Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when and why? How did the worship of one God, the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity and Islam, emerge? At the intersection of science, scholarship, and scripture, The Bible’s Buried Secrets provides unique insight into the deeper meaning of these biblical texts and their continuing resonance through the centuries. NOVA’s The Bible’s Buried Secrets premieres on PBS on Tuesday, November 18th at 8pm and is streamed in full on the NOVA website at: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bible/program.html
Our apocalypse series continues with noted biblical scholar Robert M. Price discussing the biblical apocalypse! Noah’s flood, The rapture, tribulation, second coming, millennium and last judgment are all explained so simply that even Toren can understand. Also: a brief history of failed apocalypse prophecies including Montanism, The Millerites’ Great Disappointment, Harold Camping and more. Part one of two!
What saves us? Do we need to do good work to justify ourselves before God or does Jesus justify us to good works? That is the question that literally split the Catholic church during the Protestant reformation, and the one poised before Pastor Mark Driscoll as he continues the series Religion Saves and 9 Other Misconceptions by answering, “If salvation is by faith alone (Romans 3:28), then why are there so many verses that say or imply the opposite, namely that salvation is by works (James 2:24, Matthew 6:15 & 7:21, Galatians 5:19-21)?”