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Acts of the Apostles

Acts of the Apostles

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Acts 29 Network

This nice group of people helps Christians start up churches all over the world. Their group is named for a non-existent chapter of Acts because their work picks off where the disciples left off. Deep, we know.

The Brick Testament

Of course everyone loves Bible scenes acted out by little Lego men, but their take on Acts of the Apostles is particularly worth a scroll.

Movie or TV Productions

Peter and Paul

A 1981 movie starring Anthony Hopkins as Paul, in conflict with fellow apostle, Peter, played by Robert Foxworth. Typical.

Saint Paul

This mini-series follows the story of Paul throughout his entire life. We promise it's still "mini."

Paul

This 2005 play portrays Paul as being tricked by Peter and Mary Magdalene into seeing Jesus on the road to Damascus. Hilarity does not ensue.

The Bible

Just in case you wanted to skip the whole reading part of reading the Bible, the last episode of this popular History Channel TV series retells events from Acts of the Apostles.

A.D.

This TV mini-series is based is based on a novel by Anthony Burgess who in turn based that on Acts of the Apostles. It's the follow-up to Jesus of Nazareth you've been dying to see.

I, Claudius

This mini-series features James Faulkner as Herod Agrippa (the one who had James killed and Peter arrested). He and Claudius are tight. He and Jesus, though? Not so much.

Historical Documents

Acts Of The Apostles

The New Revised Standard translation of Acts. Click it. Read it. Love it.

The Digby Conversion of Saint Paul

A 15th-century play telling the story of the event that changed Paul's life on the road to Damascus.

Video

Jesus Confronts Paul

In the movie The Last Temptation of Christ, Jesus imagines that he survives the crucifixion and then runs into Paul preaching about him years later. It's kind of awkward.

Puppets Explain The Bible

The creator of Veggie Tales has an awesome (and super adorable) web series called What's in the Bible, which includes a whole slew of über cute videos on Acts. Explaining Pentecost, Gentiles, the Holy Spirit, and Paul's conversion to kids is no easy task, but grown-ups will probably dig them, too. We know we did.

Audio

If They Had A Savior

New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discusses the lives of three major followers of Christ—Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene.

Act of the Apostle By Belle & Sebastian

This tune by this Scottish indie pop band has a couple shout outs to Acts of the Apostles (hence the title). "The lesson today was Acts of Apostles/ The crazy hippies, they're running scared/ She shut her eyes and imagined the desert/ No cars, no mobiles, just sun and bread." It's pretty cool picturing the disciples as hippies.

The Apostle Paul On NPR

James Cannon, author of Apostle Paul: A Novel of the Man Who Brought Christianity to the Western World discusses his fictionalized biography of the man himself.

And Can It Be By Charles Wesley

This 18th-century hymn makes reference to Peter's angel-fueled release from prison: "Long my imprisoned spirit lay,/ Fast bound in sin and nature's night;/ Thine eye diffused a quickening ray;/ I woke, the dungeon flamed with light;/ My chains fell off, my heart was free,/ I rose, went forth, and followed thee."

Cornelius By Newsboys

This Christian rock song is all about Cornelius the Centurion, who—after one talk with Peter—would become the first Gentile-Christian. We'd say that merits a little tune.

Images

Map Of Paul's Missionary Journeys

A handy dandy map of Paul's travels around the Roman Empire.

Sealed With Acts

The first seal of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It features a Native American saying the words "Come over and help us." It's a slight reworking of the words in Paul's dream in Acts 16:9, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." Yeah, we're sure that's how it all went down.

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