A piece in The Christian Post discusses some of the challenges facing Christians as they enter into Holy Week:
Slapped on the large face of a high rise building in the middle of Times Square is the inevitable advertisement on the highly controversial upcoming movie release of "The Da Vinci Code." Dan Brown's bestseller is currently the most talked about text within and outside the Christian sphere three years after the book's release and weeks before its motion picture premiere. ...
Not too long after the release of a multimillion dollar scientific study that claimed that intercessory prayer had no impact on physical recovery, the National Geographic Society made public on Thursday an English translation of the "Gospel of Judas," which portrays Judas with a completely different persona from the one that most Christians have been familiar with – that of a traitor. Found in the Egyptian desert in 1970, the text presents Judas as a favored disciple of Jesus.
There are quotes from Dr. Darrel Bock, author of Breaking The Da Vinci Code (Thomas Nelson) and from yours truly:
Christians are mixed on whether to take the "go see it" outreach approach or protest against the movie's release. Carl Olson, co-author of "The Da Vinci Hoax," would rather not watch the movie, but has no interest in boycotting it either.
"The best way to approach it is to be more on the offense," said Olson, encouraging people who may support Brown's novel to consider reading what "the other side" has to say as well.
While it's true I'd rather not watch the movie, I did tell the reporter that I am going to see it. After all, I try to do all of my own research, even though I've heard that isn't always the case among authors.
Another article by The Christian Post about reaction to the recently concluded trial in London can be read here.