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'A.D. The Bible Continues' Actress Chipo Chung Says 'My Eyes Were Opened' to Mary Magdalene's Reality (Interview)

Chipo Chung, who stars as Mary Magdalene in the 12-part series "A.D. The Bible Continues," recently revealed her own misconceptions about her character while discussing the Bible and women's roles in the early church with The Christian Post.

A Chat with Chipo Chung, AD: The Bible Continues' Mary Magdalene

Obviously, I have razzed AD: SECOND HELPINGS OF BIBLE quite a bit. But if there’s one thing that’s worth highlighting about show, it’s the diverse cast. Hollywood’s still churning out absurd whitewashed spectacles like Exodus: Gods and Men, and yet AD, a network television miniseries, managed to assemble a more interesting ensemble. Read more...

When Jesus Met Mary Magdalene

Chick: I just don’t really like running through the Hasidic neighborhoods in my sports bra…Guy: Uh-huh.Chick: It makes me feel uncomfortable.Guy: Yeah.Chick: So I don’t think I’m going to do that anymore.–Bogart & Moore St, BushwickOverheard by: ErinHeadline by: TWWSRunners-Up:· “But I’m Still Wearing My Swastika Thong.” – Craig should be working· “Do I, Uh, […]

Goose Bumps Over Jesus' Lost Tomb

2 months agoReligion : SoMA Review

James Cameron claims that a tomb discovered 27 years ago contained the remains of Jesus and the family he and Mary Magdalene had together, and I, for one, haven't felt this excited since Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone's secret vault on primetime TV back in the mid-'80s.

A Religious Sex Shop

2 months agoReligion : SoMA Review

For the Love of Agape Sex Shop, co-owned and operated by The Sons of Solomon’s Sales and the Daughters of Mary Magdalene Mercantile, provides Agape-approved accessories for exclusive use by religious couples who...

metal-knife: Francesco Hayez, Penitent Mary Magdalene (Detail)

2 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

metal-knife: Francesco Hayez, Penitent Mary Magdalene (Detail)

On Finding Jesus... and Divorcing Mary Magdalene

The last of the six CNN episodes on Finding Jesus: Faith. Fact. Forgery deals with Mary Magdalene and her relationship with Jesus. Like the other episodes and the book by David Gibson and Michael McKinley on which the series is based,...Show More Summary

Worth a Thousand Words: Christ and St. Mary Magdalen at the Tomb

Rembrandt (1606–1669)Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tombvia Wikipedia I really felt as if I'd featured enough religious art lately. But in looking around in my favorite spots, I came across Lines and Colors' feature of this painting. Show More Summary

Rembrandt’s Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb

Christ and St Mary Magdalen at the Tomb, Rembrandt van Rijn The link is to a zoomable version on Google Art Project; there is a downloadable version of the file on Wikimedia Commons; the original is in the Royal Collection Trust, London, which also has a zooming feature. In the story of Mary Magdalene arriving […]

So How Was Jesus About Women, Really?

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The actor playing Mary Magdalene in A.D.: “I think Jesus was really advanced in his views on women… he chose to present himself to a woman and I think that was an acknowledgement that women can be and are as fully human as men; as fully and spiritually capable. It’s a huge honour to play […]

Why Did Jesus Send Mary? 'A.D. The Bible Continues' Star Chipo Chung Talks Role as 'the Apostle of the Apostles'

Mary Magdalene has been presented by both the church and popular culture as either a prostitute or as Christ's love interest, although the Bible shows that she was neither. Chipo Chung, the Zimbabwean British actress taking on the iconic role in "A.D. The Bible Continues," recently gave her take on one of Jesus' most noted female followers.

Dan Brown, Call Your Office

So I get a lot of weird/strange/odd/amusing/sad/touching/compelling requests from people to promote their business/project. But this seems kind of special.  This fellow says he’s a direct descendant of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. And, well, you can read the rest. Show More Summary

Le Donne on The Lost Gospel

LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS : Anthony Le Donne on The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus’ Marriage to Mary the Magdalene. Gronking Jesus.The Lost Gospel by Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson is not the worst book ever written. Show More Summary

'Jihadi John' Mohammed Emwazi Photo Emerges: ISIS Executioner Went to Church of England Primary School, Loved 'The Simpsons'

The first clear photo of Jihadi John, now revealed as Mohammed Emwazi, has emerged on Thursday night, with a British publication allegedly showing Emwazi as a primary school student attending the St Mary Magdalene Church of England School in Maida Vale, West London.

Broadway’s Carole King Role Goes To ‘Superstar’s Mary Magdalene

Chilina Kennedy, who played Mary Magdalene in Des McAnuff’s Stratford-to-Broadway transfer of Jesus Christ Superstar, is set to take over for Tony winner Jessie Mueller in Beautiful — The Carole King Musical. Mueller, who along with the biomusical got a big thumbs up from the “You’ve Got A Friend” writer, departs after the March 6 show. Show More Summary

Prince William and Kate Middleton Attend Christmas Day Service With Royals and Kate's Family

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the royal family for the annual Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church.

Archaeologists Are Excavating A Synagogue Where Jesus Likely Preached

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since 2009, archaeologists have been slowly excavating the ancient town of Magdala—thought to be the home of Mary Magdalene—near the Sea of Galilee. Among their finds has been a first-century synagogue where, experts say, Jesus likely preached. Read more...

Archaeological Discovery: Synagogue Jesus Preached at Discovered in Mary Magdalene's Hometown

Catholic group the Legions of Christ have reportedly uncovered a 1st-century synagogue in the ancient town of Magdala in Israel, where they say Jesus Christ is likely to have preached to the people.

El Greco's 'The Holy Family with Saint Mary Magdalen' on view at the Portland Art Museum

6 months agoArts : Artdaily

The fifth installment of the Portland Art Museum?s ongoing series Masterworks | Portland commemorates the fourth centenary of the death of El Greco (1541-1614), the brilliant, multicultural genius whose highly personal, conceptual style gave form to the intense spirituality of Spain?s Golden Age. Show More Summary

Jesus Christ Reportedly Fathered Two Children With His Wife Mary Magdalene, Reports Controversial Book

A controversial book claims that Jesus Christ was married to Mary Magdalene and also fathered two sons by her. “The Lost Gospels” is based on interpretations of ancient texts and claims that the Virgin Mary was not Jesus’ mother, but instead was his wife Mary Magdalene. Show More Summary

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