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Christian Bringing The Passion of The Christ to the ScreenOff-site Link A 'Hollywood Jesus' review. "A Film by Mel Gibson and why it is important"
Christian The Christ of the Passion: What the movie couldn't showOff-site Link PDF file by Gregory Koukl
Christian A Fanatic for the Cross Off-site Link by Greg Stier, founder and president of Dare 2 Share Ministries Int'l in Colorado.
Not too long ago I had the opportunity of seeing The Passion of The Christ at Icon Studios in California. [...] For two hours I was shocked and rocked by stuff I already knew. As a matter of fact, I would estimate that I have preached at least 100 sermons about the crucifixion of Christ. For years I have detailed the physiological aspects of Christ's torture and execution in gruesome detail to sobbing teen audiences. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a good movie is worth a million.
Christian Passionate About the PassionOff-site Link by Keith A. Fournier
From the gripping opening scene in the Garden of Gethsemane, to the very human and tender portrayal of the earthly ministry of Jesus, through the betrayal, the arrest, the scourging, the way of the cross, the encounter with the thieves, the surrender on the Cross, until the final scene in the empty tomb, this was not simply a movie; it was an encounter, unlike anything I have ever experienced. In addition to being a masterpiece of film making and an artistic triumph, "The Passion" evoked more deep reflection, sorrow and emotional reaction within me than anything since my wedding, my ordination or the birth of my children. Frankly, I will never be the same.
Secular 'The Passion': A primerOff-site Link "Are you curious about Gibson's film but behind on your bible studies? Here are a list of terms, people and places that are key to The Passion of the Christ.", Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA Today, Feb. 23, 2004
Christian The Passion of ChristOff-site Link PDF file "Reflecting on History's Darkest Hour"
Christian The Passion of The Christ: A Viewer's GuideOff-site Link by By Jim Tonkowich and Gina Dalfonzo. • PDF versionOff-site Link
Christian Passion PlayOff-site Link "How did a realistic movie about the death of Jesus get to be so controversial?", by Gene Edward Veith, cultural editor of World magazine and author of Postmodern Times: A Christian Guide to Contemporary Thought and Culture
Christian The Shocking Truth About History's Ultimate CrimeOff-site Link by Ron Hutchcraft
Secular The Trial of Jesus of NazarethOff-site Link Russell Aiuto wrote this secular trial analysis for Court TV's Crime Library
Christian Witness to The PassionOff-site Link
For the first time in history, the magnitude and reality of the Gospel take center stage on the big screen as Oscar-winning actor/director Mel Gibson transports viewers to first-century Judea. Why are people already talking about “The Passion of the Christ”? What questions will unbelievers have after Feb. 25? And will your church be ready to respond?
Source: Witness to The PassionOff-site Link Outreach Magazine, Jan/Feb 2004. By Linda Warren
Christian What Church Leaders Are SayingOff-site Link Endorsements, posted at ThePassionOutreach.com
Christian What's a Youth Worker to Do with The Passion?Off-site Link by Doug Clark, Director of Field Ministries at National Network of Youth Ministries, and a member of the advisory board for Youthworker journal.
Christian Who Killed Christ?Off-site Link by Matt De Haan. Addresses the movie's alleged anti-semitism
The answer to who killed Christ is found not only in The Passion but also in the Gospel records. Even though a crowd of Jesus’ countrymen cried out, “His blood be on us and on our children” (Matthew 27:25), Gibson’s treatment shows that no group deserves to be singled out as Christ-killers. The whole picture includes a fallen angel, Jewish leaders, Gentiles, and even Jesus.
Christian Why Did Christ Have To Die?Off-site Link PDF file by the Staff of RBC Ministries
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• Books
Christian The PassionOff-site Link Exclusive and official companion volume to Mel Gibson's film The Passion of Christ
This visual portrayal of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus features gripping photos taken on the set of Mel Gibson's new film, "The Passion of Christ," offering a sweeping overview of the Passion story in powerful images that will enhance the movie experience. Includes biblical narratives in the New Living Translation.
Christian The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to DieOff-site Link by John Piper, Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God's Son. His suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer. Why did Jesus suffer and die? The central issue of Jesus' death is not the cause, but the meaning--God's meaning. This is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons. Not fifty causes, but fifty purposes--in answer to the most important questions that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?
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Christian AI-renewalOff-site Link Apologetics Index's discussion list for Christians
Christian TheLife.com Discussion BoardOff-site Link
Christian Youth Specialties ForumOff-site Link General Youth Ministry Discussion
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• FAQ
Christian FAQOff-site Link at the "Premier International Fan Website"
Christian FAQsOff-site Link at ThePassionOutreach.com
Christian Questions raised by the release of The Passion of the ChristOff-site Link From the Publishers of Our Daily Bread
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» Google NewsOff-site Link Predefined Search. If current news is available on this topic, you will find it here.
» Religion News BlogOff-site Link RNB logs current and archived news about religious cults, sects, alternative religions and related issues. This is a direct link to the "The Passion of The Christ" news tracker and news archive.
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Secular Mel Gibson: The passion of the film star who directed the Holy GhostOff-site Link By Andrew Gumbel, Independent, Aug. 16, 2003
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• See Also
Secular Another Jesus film raises Jewish issueOff-site Link (About "The Gospel of John") By Richard N. Ostling, Associated Press, Sep. 6, 2003
Secular Jesus' Death Now Debated By JewsOff-site Link By Eric J. Greenberg, The Jewish Week, Oct. 3, 2003
Christian On The Physical Death of Jesus ChristOff-site Link, by William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E Hosmer, MS, AMI, The Journal of the American Medical Association, March 21, 1986, Volume 256

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Christian The Passion of The ChristOff-site Link (Official Movie Web Site), Newmarket Films
Christian PassionMaterials.comOff-site Link Free promotion material


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Christian The Life: Explore The Passion of The ChristOff-site Link
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Christian Mel Gibson's The Passion of The ChristOff-site Link Resources from Focus on the Family
Christian The Passion Film ToolboxOff-site Link "[A] large and growing database offering multi-lingual, multi-format Christian resources to share your faith in Christ as it relates to the Mel Gibson movie "The Passion.""
Christian ThePassionOutreach.comOff-site Link "Perhaps The Best Outreach Opportunity in 2000 Years"
Christian The Premier International Fan WebsiteOff-site Link


• Study Guides
Christian Christ's PassionOff-site Link Questions, Reviews, and "Dig Deeper." From the publishers of Our Daily Bread.
Christian Facts, Faith, and Film-Making: Jesus’ Passion and Its PortrayalOff-site Link A study guide produced by the Center for Christian-Jewish Learning, located at Boston College (Catholic perspective). • PDF versionPDF file
Christian Movie Guide for The Passion of the Christ: Questions and AnswersOff-site Link by GodAndScience.org
Christian A Six week group exploring The Passion movieOff-site Link A six-part evangelistic Bible study, complete with group guides, leader guides and posters.
Christian Small Group Study GuidesOff-site Link Provided by Youth for Christ
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• First posted: Jan. 30, 2004
• Last Updated: Mar. 2, 2004
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