Is a sequel to “The Passion of the Christ in the works?” Reply

This could be the answer to a prayer.

The Hollywood Reporter claims Mel Gibson is contemplating a sequel to “The Passion of the Christ” based on the rich resurrection stories found in sacred scripture.

His script writer from the 1995 smash-hit “Braveheart,” Randall Wallace, is apparently at work on a script. Wallace studied religion at Duke University and approaches the story with the dignity it deserves… More…

“If this is the cure, imagine the disease” 5

This sentence from the Gospel of John is so lacking in heft:

“Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.”

To John’s audience of his day, they got it. To modern man, we don’t.

I think that’s why Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” was so significant. It depicted the utter depravity of scourging with bloody reality… More…

Top ten religious movies for Lent 8

This is the season to experience quality movies.

I love a good religious film. Sadly, there aren’t enough of them. Religious filmmakers often lack a deft touch and club you over the head to get their faith-based message across.

Although I’m receptive to the message of faith, I still appreciate and expect artistry, nuance, and good writing in films that address these subjects.

My list of favorites evolves from year to year. The films that follow are artistic, nuanced with great scripts. The Gospel of John (#2) is unique because the script is based verbatim on the Gospel of John. Christopher Plummer’s voice is perfect as the narrator. Interestingly, the versatile Mr. Plummer appears in another film on the list (“The Scarlet and the Black”) as a Nazi, the antagonist of the Vatican.

I sincerely believe you will enjoy these films… More…