House Church Talk - Biola Project

Janet Murphy dreamgirl at
Tue Jun 8 14:54:35 EDT 2004

Oh, I think "Jesus of Nazareth" captured all the elements necessary for a
good movie about our Jesus.

The actor that played Jesus got saved during the movie.  Earnest Borgnine,
who played the centurion broke down many times on the set, along with other

I have always felt God's annointing was on that movie

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From: "Glenn Frank" <glennfrank at>
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Subject: Re: House Church Talk -  Biola Project

> I did not hear any problems with Ravi Zacharias' statements...
> I was a bit disappointed by Strobel's statement about sin... But the one
> that really seemed way off to me was the answer from Alan Scholes. The
> not a bad person. Why would I need forgiveness?" question:
> Yeah the movie itself did not seem like the most striking one I have ever
> seen. But I am glad it is having the effect it has had in witnessing.
> On 6/8/04 11:46 AM, "Claire Bennett" <clairebnntt at> wrote:
> > One person I have always admired is Ravi Zacharias, so if he also spouts
> > nonsense I would be surprised and disappointed.  But it appears that a
wind is
> > blowing, and what gets funded is what flows with the winds of doctrine.
> > Strobel has written some intelligent books, as a former reporter, his
> > and communication skills are excellent.  But he is part of Saddleback, a
> > leader in the seeker-friendly movement.  Publishing rights and speaking
> > engagements are contingent on supporting the market.  this makes me
> > of many previously sound teachers who have a conflict of interest.  May
> > keep ourselves from such things!
> >
> > I have some comments about the "Jesus" film.  I read how the producers
went to
> > great lengths to ensure the film's authenticity, down to sewing cloaks
> > one piece of material.  However, the most important aspect of the film,
> > character of Jesus, did not come across as authentic to me.  Every hair
> > sprayed in place.  His hands were neatly manicured with long slim
fingers that
> > would belong to a British gentleman, not a Jewish carpenter.   His
> > was a scintillatingly clean white.  Jesus appeared to stand apart from
> > brethren, when in reality he probably wouldn't be distinguished in
> > from his disciples.
> >
> > Too bad we cannot see a film that is accurate historically and
biblically, yet
> > well made and riveting.
> >
> >
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