Roma Downey daily shares with her supporters supplemental materials, insights, video previews and more for A.D. The Bible Continues. Further, A.D. staff also share auxiliary material, including sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. Audiences can prepare for and enrich viewing of A.D. episodes by watching Beyond A.D., a show that provides weekly discussions with Christian leaders about the series. In short, what is presented on Sunday evenings for the eternal good of the globe (and then archived and available later) is only part of the deep and wide educational, entertaining, and enriching resources available.
Dr. David Jeremiah teaches verse by verse from Biblical accounts in preparation for Sunday evening’s episodes of A.D. The Bible Continues. These teaching sessions are rolled out weekly, as are other auxiliary educational tools that enrich viewers’ understanding of the Biblical and historical period depicted in this television series, a setting that resonates with and parallels contemporary history.
Dr. Jeremiah’s program began on May 3 with a beautiful interview with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. Roma shared her journey with Christian, faith-based television, starting with the series Touched By Angel. While working on that show, she and her colleagues would hold hands and pray before each episode that the Holy Spirit would move through their work to draw viewers to the Lord.
Her journey continued with Mark Burnett with The Bible series, the movie Son of God, A.D. The Bible Continues, and more. Mark then shared how, unfortunately, even Christians “eat their own” and look for errors in the Biblical foundation of their work; but both Roma and Mark assured, as they have over and over, that they sought diligently to accurately present historical and Biblical accounts. (A television locator is available to find these TV segments.)
Following that televised interview, Dr. Jeremiah presented rich teaching from the Biblical accounts for the fifth episode of A.D. The Bible Continues. This teaching program is available online with a valuable outline. Dr. Jeremiah’s work contributes to improvement of Biblical teaching on television, making it part of the ongoing Reformation of content and Renaissance of artistic performance communication in television, movies, and online programming. Such works are beautiful gifts for such a time as this.
NBC recently invited this writer to interview Chipo Chung, who plays Mary Magdalene in A.D. The Bible Continues. In this interview Chipo shared her desire to portray Mary Magdalene accurately and her conviction about the profound significance of this series. She, like each of the leaders in redemptive television and movies, demonstrates beautiful and mature characteristics (much like the Biblical Stephen in the latest episode of A.D.), including humility, wisdom, maturity, depth of understanding, love, and forgiveness in the face of opposition and misunderstanding.
As Americans, we can be thankful for the true heroes and heroines of faith on the frontlines of redemptive media who are working tirelessly, sacrificially, and graciously for the eternal enlightenment, education, and redemption of our world.
Mark Burnett (who calls himself a Christian) and Roma Downey (who is a Bible-believing Catholic Christian) have traveled the country and the world meeting with Biblical scholars and leaders of a broad range of denominations to encourage all to turn to Bible study. They are instruments of unity, support for all Bible-believing people, and rescue of persecuted believers throughout the world.
Written by Diane Howard, Ph.D.
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