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Mel Gibson

An American Jewish leader said Sunday he hoped Mel Gibson’s alleged anti-Semitic remarks during a drunk-driving arrest early Friday would help Hollywood realize “the bigot in their midst” and distance themselves from the director of “The Passion of the Christ.” Police in Los Angeles said Gibson was stopped for driving 87 miles per hour in […] Read More

Christians will likely ignore the most biblically sound theme in Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ,” and they will likely embrace the most biblically faulty problems of the movie. Both offer insightful congregational leaders a teachable moment. First is Jesus’ complete rejection of violence, which Gibson accurately captures. Jesus speaks against the use […] Read More

Stealing Jesus

Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ” continues to set box office records. Hyped as one of the most powerful evangelistic tools ever made, a big chunk of Gibson’s earnings are the direct result of church activity. Congregations across the country have bought thousands of tickets and literally bussed people to theaters to see […] Read More

Christians will likely ignore the most biblically sound theme in Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ,” and they will likely embrace the most biblically faulty problems of the movie. Both offer insightful congregational leaders a teachable moment. First is Jesus’ complete rejection of violence, which Gibson accurately captures. Jesus speaks against the use […] Read More