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Here’s today’s dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture.

Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact and Forgery (Episode 3) – The Gospel of Judas airs Sunday (3/15) @ 9:00 ET on CNN.

Mini-Review: As Professor Nicola Denzey Lewis of Brown University, one of the experts called on for commentary for the documentary, points out the Gospel of Judas, which dates back to the second century A.D., is about Judas, not by Judas — or “according to” him, like the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. So, it’s basically a story that is written by someone who apparently wasn’t too keen on the church leaders of his day. While the text provides a jumping off point for a group of theologians, historians, authors and clergy to offer some interesting commentary and speculation about its subject, the document itself seems more fictional than historic — almost like if someone centuries from now dug up The Da Vinci Code and didn’t realize it was a novel.

The Drop Box reopens. Nearly a quarter-million people watched the powerful documentary during a special limited-run theater engagement last week — a demand great enough to inspire a final night screening on Monday. The film tells the true story of Lee Jong-Rak, a South Korean pastor who took it upon himself to rescue babies who would otherwise be abandoned on the streets. View the original trailer below.  For more information about The Drop Box, including where you can see it click here.

Do You Believe? opens in theaters on Friday (3/20). From the folks who brought you God’s Not Dead, comes a new dramatic film about a dozen people who confront the ultimate question. FYI, I’ll be posting my review on Thursday.

Encourage one another and build each other up – 1 Thessalonians 5:11

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