From Jesus to Christ
4-Part Video Series, led by Dolly & Will Cardwell
March 17, 24, and 31, and April 7
Join Dolly and Will on four consecutive Sundays, following the church service, in the Lodge of the Fishermen. Each program will run 12:15 to 1:30 pm.
Gather for fellowship after church. Then at 12:15, Will and Dolly will have a light lunch of sandwiches, and a large-screen TV will be set up to show each of the four hour-long programs.
"From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians" tells the epic story of the rise of Christianity. The four hours explore the life and death of Jesus, and the men and women whose belief, conviction, and martyrdom created the religion we now know as Christianity.
Drawing upon historical evidence, the series challenges familiar assumptions and conventional notions about Christian origins. Archaeological finds have yielded new understandings of Jesus' class and social status; fresh interpretations have transformed earlier ideas about the identity of the early Christians and their communities.
Through engaging on-camera interviews with twelve scholars -- New Testament theologians, archaeologists, and historians -- the series presents their contributions to this intellectual revolution. For example they talk about the quest for the historical Jesus - what can we really know? And how do we know it?
The scholars together represent a range of viewpoints and diversity of faiths and a shared commitment to bring new ways of thinking about Christianity to a public audience. They discuss the value in a historical approach to Jesus and the Bible and whether Christian faith can be reconciled with such an approach.