Sunday, May 07, 2006

Da Vinci Code

Well for more 'serious' engagement do get my new Grove Book on this (you know you want to ;o) http://www.grovebooks.co.uk/cart.php?target=product&product_id=17096&category_id=265 this BTW is not about arguing the facts but IMHO the more important issue of understanding why this book has been so successful and the issues behind the facts that matter much more, oh it's also about responding to the book without looking like Dan Brown must be right that the church is doing a cover up...Something others are spectacularly failing to do ...Roll up the Roman Catholic Church single handedly doubling film attendance and belief in Brown's thesis by trying to forbid people from seeing it...Ably assisted by a clutch of conservative evangelicals and biblical scholars. But far more fun than my book is this wonderful post by the awesome betty bowers http://www.bettybowers.com/davinci.html the bus theory is clearly right (see may 1st)

7 comments:

John said...

Ooh, a book! Sounds like a better approach to the issue :-)

pax et bonum

1 i z said...

You've got to love Betty haven't you?

Sally said...

Your book- very helpful... Betty totally irreplacable!

John W. Morehead said...

Steve, thank you for your blog and your perspective on this hot popular culture topic. I recently posted on my blog on this topic in ways that appear to mirror your new book. In my view we miss the boat when we protest Da Vinci Code or Potter, or whatever the pop culture icon that pushes the church's buttons. We are missing opportunities to address the underlying issues, engage as a church in critical self-reflection, and missionally engage our culture.

STeve said...

steve
thought your questions in the book were great -- and we are using many of them at our cafe church.

i think you missed a key one; did the church invent Jesus as son of God.

what do you think?


steve
www.emergentkiwi.org.nz

Steve said...

Steve
it's a good question that again helps us get to the issues, thanks for that i find it helpful

Sally said...

come on then Steve (H), how about a Post on that question...