It’s a mystery to me why so much of the art and media produced by Christians is, quite frankly, cheesy and embarrassing. Based on the beautiful content of our faith, this ought not to be.
A few weeks ago, I was made aware of a new series of videos called Jesus Revealed, which seeks to explore the person of Jesus as he is revealed in specific biblical texts. I was pleasantly surprised by both the theological depth and the high production quality of the video clips I saw.
These short, narrated films were created by a guy named Andy Frost. They depict Jesus as the Underdog, the Revolutionary, the Wrestler (personal favorite!), etc. There is a page with extended clips that you can check out here. I’m embedding an introduction to the series below.
Andy Frost, who created and narrated the series, had this to say about its vision and purpose:
‘Jesus Revealed’ is about unearthing the radical reality of Jesus’ life. I think it’s different from other resources in that it focuses solely upon the identity and the mission of Jesus and the implications it has for us today. The DVDs also use stunning dramatization footage that helps the viewer imagine they were there.
The church in the UK has been in decline for many years, but I believe that this is changing. In the US, there are some pretty negative predictions on church attendance over the next few decades. I just really believe that if people can be given a vision of Jesus, rather than religious dogma, then they will be released to live for Him. I hope that ‘Jesus Revealed’ might just be a helpful resource in doing this.
I would imagine these videos working well as conversation-starters with anyone interested in Jesus, and as great study-starters for those who have been following Jesus for awhile. If you think they’d be useful to you, I’d encourage you to check out the series.