Reverend A.R. Bernard, who is featured along with skeptics and ministers alike in CNN’s second season of “Finding Jesus” which returns March 5, says Christians should not be afraid to engage with people who do not believe what they believe.
The hit series first premiered last year and took the faith community by storm as well-known pastors, theologians, and scholars examined famous religious artifacts in hopes of bringing to life the places and people from the Bible who were touched by Jesus and the good news of his death, burial and resurrection.
The second installment will go further in the quest to discover Christ, this time exploring faith, fact and forgery. It explores the childhood home of Jesus, the tomb of King Herod, the bones of St. Peter, relics believed to shed truth about doubting Thomas, the Pilate stone and the tomb of Lazarus.
“For me, finding Jesus is less of an investigation of the life of Jesus intended to bring people to a specific conclusion, I think it’s more of an exploration of the evidence, the writings, the archaeological findings, and the people involved in the story,” Rev. Bernard told The Christian Post.
The leader of Christian Cultural Center, Brooklyn, New York’s largest church, maintained that Jesus is still one of the most “intriguing figures” in human history because he’s different from any other religious leaders in human history.
“He predominately drew attention less to his doctrine and more to His person and that is the mystery that many are still intrigued by,” he said.
“Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact Forgery” will reportedly give viewers an opportunity to “relive Jesus’ journey throughout the ancient world, the impact of His ministry, early church history” and more.
SOURCE: JEANNIE LAW