If CNN Wasn’t Enough, Get Ready for NBC on Easter Sunday

and eleven more Sundays after that As reported yesterday on WNDU (University of Notre Dame Television, an NBC affiliate): Hollywood producer Mark Burnett and his wife, "Touched by an Angel" star Roma Downey, were at Notre Dame in February for a special screening of episode one. The couple is eager for fans to see the … Continue reading “If CNN Wasn’t Enough, Get Ready for NBC on Easter Sunday”

Barrie Schwortz on the CNN Shroud of Turin Program

“My first impression was that the program’s content was more superficial than the image on the Shroud!”  — Barrie Schwortz Barrie has joined the ranks of many who are reacting unfavorably to the first episode of Finding Jesus on CNN. He has posted A Brief Review of the Recent CNN Documentary and Further Comments on … Continue reading “Barrie Schwortz on the CNN Shroud of Turin Program”

Mark Goodacre Answers Carbon Dating Questions on CNN Website

… and several other questions, too. To keep up with all the Tweets to Mark click on @goodacre To follow the continuing dialog on Facebook, visit facebook.com/FindingJesusCNN Mark, a professor of New Testament and Christian Origins in the Department of Religious Studies at Duke University, is a featured expert in the CNN series, Finding Jesus. … Continue reading “Mark Goodacre Answers Carbon Dating Questions on CNN Website”

Daily Beast Review of CNN’s Shroud of Turin Episode

Poet and scholar Jay Parini, author of Jesus: The Human Face of God, writing in The Daily Beast, reviews the CNN series and particularly last night’s episode on the Shroud of Turin: The television version is typical, well, television. The music is overly dramatic. There are trite dramatized scenes of Jesus being arrested and tried, … Continue reading “Daily Beast Review of CNN’s Shroud of Turin Episode”

From a small news segment on CNN

Billy Hallowell writes in The Blaze, Is the Shroud of Turin ‘Real’ — and Why Are People Still Talking About Jesus 2,000 Years Later? Pastor’s Candid Response: With the forthcoming CNN series “Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery” set to premiere on March 1, the network brought a pastor involved with the production on-air and asked … Continue reading “From a small news segment on CNN”

Hints About Shroud of Turin Episode in CNN Series

My hope certainly is that it will help educate people. Today, just a day before it premiers, we learn from the Christian Post, that a ‘Finding Jesus’ Expert Says CNN Series Will Investigate Shroud of Turin; Admits Skepticism: Mark Goodacre, [pictured, right] who’s the professor of New Testament and Christian Origins in the Department of … Continue reading “Hints About Shroud of Turin Episode in CNN Series”

CNN is Laying It On Thick

An article, Five things you didn’t know about Jesus by The Rev. James Martin in a special to CNN, was posted today on CNN’s website.  This picture below is from the video that accompanies the article. Links to the article appear in a sidebar on countless news pages. Most on air anchors are now mentioning … Continue reading “CNN is Laying It On Thick”

While awaiting the CNN Documentary

OK writes: As everyone awaits new CNN documentary series, meanwhile I would like to turn attention to another, seemingly forgotten Canadian series about relics "In search of Holy Treasure" (trailer). . . . . . . I watched this about two years ago on (now defunct) Religia.tv channell, and I must say I enjoyed it … Continue reading “While awaiting the CNN Documentary”

Two More Articles About Upcoming CNN Series on Finding Jesus

Has anyone noticed that two weeks out CNN is advertising this series several times per day.  1)  Another Beliefnet article, Is This The Actual Face of Jesus? , delves into the upcoming CNN series about Jesus, particularly the first show on March 1, 2015, about the Shroud of Turin. The lead reads: In the upcoming … Continue reading “Two More Articles About Upcoming CNN Series on Finding Jesus”

More Press Coverage of the Upcoming CNN Series About Jesus

The Christian Post has a story on CNN’s ‘Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery’ The first investigation takes a look at the Shroud of Turin which is believed by some experts to be the cloth used as Jesus’ burial wrap after his crucifixion. Viewers will also see the exploration of notable Gospel characters including Mary Magdalene, … Continue reading “More Press Coverage of the Upcoming CNN Series About Jesus”

Set Your DVR: An Unprecedented CNN Event on March 1

As being reported now on Beliefnet in story entitled CNN’s Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery First Look Trailer Take a sneak peak at CNN’s new investigative series Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, which explores the many mysteries of the Bible while scientifically proving what we already know spiritually: that Jesus lived, was crucified, arose and ascended … Continue reading “Set Your DVR: An Unprecedented CNN Event on March 1”

CNN’s Jesus Code: Six Objects Connected to the Biblical Jesus

Coming to the old Larry King time slot BREAKING: Jon Creamer of Televisual Media UK tells us about an upcoming six-part series on Jesus: Nutopia is to make a ‘forensic’ drama doc about the life of Jesus in a six-part commission for CNN called Jesus Code. Jesus Code will look at “forensics, biblical archaeology and … Continue reading “CNN’s Jesus Code: Six Objects Connected to the Biblical Jesus”

The Shroud of Turin is Number 11 in CNN’s List of Top 11 Mysteries

Every now and then a top list, usually a top ten list, appears in the media or on some blog. Every one is different and this one, a top eleven list from CNN, is no exception. CNN begins its article, History’s big mysteries: Questionable deaths, missing people, monsters: (CNN) — The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines … Continue reading “The Shroud of Turin is Number 11 in CNN’s List of Top 11 Mysteries”

Recommended: Barrie Schwortz on CNN

Amongst all the hoopla, I missed linking to this earlier. This is a very significant interview with Barrie Schwortz, founder and editor of Shroud.com with CNN about the appearance of the shroud on TV again, the failure of the carbon dating, the unsolved mystery of the image and the new iPhone app.  Click HERE or … Continue reading “Recommended: Barrie Schwortz on CNN”

CNN: Enhance your conclave experience . . .

If you don’t want to spend your time glued to your computer screen watching the Vatican’s Habemus Papam Chimney Cam, you can arrange for cell phone text messages each time the smoke goes up from PopeAlarm.com, a service of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. Their motto is, "When the smoke goes up, you’ll know … Continue reading “CNN: Enhance your conclave experience . . .”

But Wait a Minute, That was Ten Minutes Ago and CNN Isn’t Reporting Anything

Tina Dupuy in The Atlantic: The end of the world will be at exactly 6 p.m. on May 21, 2011, says Camping (pictured), who along with his organization, Family Radio, are behind those billboards across the country forecasting the Rapture this Saturday. The Rapture, the Last Days, Armageddon and the Final Days of Judgment are … Continue reading “But Wait a Minute, That was Ten Minutes Ago and CNN Isn’t Reporting Anything”

Main Story at CNN this morning: John Dominic Crossan’s “A blasphemous portrait of Jesus”

You should read the entire article, John Dominic Crossan’s ‘blasphemous’ portrait of Jesus – CNN.com, if you are not completely up-to-date about this scholar. In my opinion, Crossan, having taught for 25 years at DePaul University, America’s largest Catholic University – now Professor Emeritus of Comparative Religion – is significantly influencing the more liberal wings … Continue reading “Main Story at CNN this morning: John Dominic Crossan’s “A blasphemous portrait of Jesus””