Gospel of Matthew
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Talk about a loaded question. Read (or watch) as some pretty brainy religion scholars discuss the trouble with blaming Jews for killing Jesus.
Want to read up on all early Christian texts, not just the stuff in the Bible? We thought so. See you next Thursday when you're done.
Pope John Paul II cited the parable of the workers in the vineyard to support his message of the vocation of lay people. Warning: it's pretty long with a sprinkling of big words.
Movies and TV
Jesus in a Superman t-shirt and suspenders? Yes, please.
Andrew Lloyd Webber gives a special shout-out to Matthew in his rock opera. How? Well, in this musical interpretation, Judas commits suicide—an act only found in Matthew.
The Passion of the Christ definitely isn't for the faint of heart.
What would Jesus's birth been like if everyone had email, Facebook, and Google Maps? If it's anything like this video—absolutely adorable.
Look at modern TV, quoting Jesus.
This is what happens when a musical genius composes an oratorio based on Matthew 26-27.
Here's what Israel looked like in the 1st century. Just to give you an idea of what we're dealing with.