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Well, I got to watch the third episode of “The Bible” mini-series so here’s comes the babbling….

Instead of listing the errors first (which I’m not real big on running around pointing out the errors but it is important to know what is fact and fiction… plus several have said they appreciate knowing), I am going to start with the general statement.

For those who don’t know much about the Bible, I’m glad your watching but please know….

– They are missing a TON of great stuff from the stories you are watching
– What you are seeing on your TV is also showing a lot of errors (which is why the second half of the blog will go through that)
– I’m praying it gets your interest to get into these testimonies for yourself or with a church to get the full picture and why the full picture is important and passonite (You’re always invited to The Shepherd’s Fellowship by the way =)

If you use the series as a somewhat careless cliff note version of the Bible and then it drives you to the deeper readings, that’s awesome. On their own, they are a little lacking.

Many of the most wonderful parts being left out explore the weakness of the heroes of the faith which makes them more relatable to us and glorifies how God can work through us in mighty ways! The missing parts also show us how active God is trying to redeem people back to Him and how much He loves you. I really pray you go deeper.

OK, that said… let me say three other things before the “listing of errors”…

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I have been vocal about my uncertainty of how well “The Bible” mini-series would do in comparison to the Bible itself. Often times, programs on the Bible on the Discovery channel or History channel have fallen far short of what is written in the Word. I had a little more hope in this series due to seeing the creators interviewed and scenes from it previewed at Catalyst leadership conference last year but still carried a leery hope.

If nothing else, as I shared with my church family yesterday, there was quite a bit of buzz around the series.  With this in mind, even if the series was not Biblically correct, it was still a chance to talk to the people in our lives about what is true and not. We are the church called to take the message into the world and not the role of a mini-series to do it. It is just a tool as God moves through us to reach the world.

That said, I have been getting several people asking me what I thought of the first episode last night.  Well, I didn’t watch it due to enjoying some family time. Don’t be upset though, I got caught us this morning. I love my DVR.

I decided the easiest route is the blog a little after each episode my thoughts for whatever they may be worth. I will try to be straight to the point as to not bore you too much.

First, there were some bumps when it comes to accuracy and we Christians like to call those out for whatever reason. Here’s some quick ones….

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