Sunday, March 08, 2015

Finding Jesus Episode 2 tonight on CNN

Episode 2 of the CNN Original Series, Finding Jesus, airs tonight at 9pm ET/PT. This episode focuses on John the Baptist and features contributions from me, Candida Moss, Michael Peppard, Nancy Khalek, Joshua Garroway, Joan Taylor, Nicola Denzey Lewis, Byron McCane, David Gibson and Ben Witherington III.

There's more on the CNN website here, including a chance to watch the first episode in toto:

Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery

There's also a Q&A that I did after last week's episode:

Finding Jesus: Shroud of Turin Q&A

The first episode did remarkably well in the ratings. It was the second highest rated CNN Original Series premiere ever in total viewers (well over a million):

CNN's Jesus Series Tops Cable News on Sunday

It's been good to see the lively discussion of the episode over the last week or so, in the blogs, on twitter, on Facebook and so on. I've done a couple more radio interviews over the last week too.

I hope to live tweet (live for those in ET and CT) during the episode tonight. You can follow me at goodacre. Also, Candida Moss will be answering viewers' questions if you want to tweet in on #FindingJesus or on the Facebook Finding Jesus page.


theologyarchaeology said...

why do you make John out to be a crazy man and why do you have such pathetic re-enactments?

Such distractions ruin the show.

Also, if you are talking about John the Baptist, why are you spending so much time on Mary?

Cory Moesta said...

Hi Mark,
Knowing your skepticism of the shroud, I'm curious of your thoughts regarding Ray Rogers' paper on the radiocarbon sample (Thermochimica Acta 2005)?

theologyarchaeology said...

i have watched each episode to date and i must say that i have become firmly entrenched in my theory that supposed biblical scholars just do not know what they are talking about and that they need to be excluded from any production relating to anything remotely related to biblical studies and the Bible.

not only were the re-enactments total garbage and very misleading, but these scholars seem to be making it all up as they went along.

their eisegesis was far from scholarly and even accuracy. just unbelievable crap. makes one long for the days when Jacobovici still had his naked archaeology series on television. that is how bad these series is and was.