Media Center Pick of the Week

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For our reflection on the Incarnation during this Christmas season, we feature “Portrait of a Radical: The Jesus Movement.” In the Gospel reading for January 3, 2013, John the Baptist announces Jesus’ public ministry with this greeting: “Behold, the Lamb of God.” A principal commentator in this DVD, Huston Smith, cites an ancient axiom about knowledge from the Sufi tradition of Islam. How can I gain knowledge about fire?

 

mc Portrait-of-a-RadicalFor our reflection on the Incarnation during this Christmas season, we feature “Portrait of a Radical: The Jesus Movement.” In the Gospel reading for January 3, 2013, John the Baptist announces Jesus’ public ministry with this greeting: “Behold, the Lamb of God.” A principal commentator in this DVD, Huston Smith, cites an ancient axiom about knowledge from the Sufi tradition of Islam. How can I gain knowledge about fire? I may hear about it and I may see it; but the deepest level of knowledge transpires through direct contact – getting burned! In this gem of Christology, three eminent teachers, Franciscan friar Richard Rohr and Professors Huston Smith and Allen Dwight Callahan, touch the fire of Jesus’ public ministry. Published by Fr. Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation, this 50-minute DVD blends stirring cinematography, scriptural quotations, music and art with thought-provoking commentary. This title also forms part of the “Just Faith Parish Social Ministry” program. Order “Portrait of a Radical: The Jesus Movement.” from the Media Resource Center @ or call Diane Gallagher or Dan Hardester @ 407-246-4897 (or 4895). (Dan Hardester serves as Secretary of the Evangelization Secretariat and Director of the Media Center.)