Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Discovery Channel + Documentary on Jesus' "tomb" = Titanic Disaster!

In case you haven't heard, the Discovery Channel will be airing a new documentary, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," in early March. In Da Vinci Code fashion, the executive producer, Titanic's James Cameron, and director, Simcha Jacobovici, claim their findings will rattle the foundation of Christianity and probably bringing down the whole house, thus changing history forever. Why? Because the supposed tomb of Jesus has been found, along with the ossuary that contains the bones of Jesus, his mother, brothers, wife, and his child Jude! Who knew?!

Needless to say, this shouldn't rock your faith any more than Dan Brown's fiction. At least Brown was forthright about his work being fictitious. Cameron and Jacobovici's is much worse; it's a farce.

Here are some very helpful links with nods to other great resources you should check out so you can understand what's going on. You never know the conversations you might have. Afterall, Jesus is pretty popular these day!

Pastor John Piper and Staff's Desiring God Blog: God's Unsinkable Ship.

New Testament Scholar, Ben Witherington weighs in: The Jesus Tomb? 'Titanic' Talpiot Tomb Theory Sunk From the Start

Internet Monk, Michael Spencer: Resources and Responses to the "Tomb of Jesus and His Family" Story

4 comments:

Jonathan Dodson said...

Thanks for the resources Josh. Our media, news and public TV are increasingly incredulous and unreliable!!

corey thomas said...

that was the funniest thing I ever saw! I really liked the discussion with Koppel afterwards. Jacobovich came off as completely incredible. Greg Koukl sent out an email today that gives the best review, exhortation and refutation I've seen yet. The whole thing is sad.

dwight said...

I wish I could've watched it, but I didn't get to. Frickin stupid crap.... and I don't even put Sarah Silverman in that category, so it's pretty bad to be put in the "frickin stupid crap" box... It's right up there with the teletubbies....

Josh said...

I didn't get to see it yet, either. As foolish as these claims are, it's worth our time to know what they're saying. Probably more worthwhile and edifying than "Hannibal Rising."