HOME > NEWSROOM > ARTICLES > Son of God Film on the Big Screen

Son of God Film on the Big Screen

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Son of GodLast Wednesday evening, I hailed a taxi outside the U.S. Capitol building and told the driver I was headed to the movie theater in Georgetown. I was impressed that the cabbie, who I learned was a Christian man originally from Ethiopia, quickly discerned that I was headed to a screening of the soon-to-be-released Son of God film. As we made our way across town, God used our conversation about the Bible and Christianity not only as an encouragement after a busy day, but as a preparation for my heart for what was to come.  

It has been 10 years since The Passion of the Christ drew crowds to theaters and stirred countless conversations about faith. Now, Son of God promises to do the same. The award-winning producers of last year’s widely popular miniseries The Bible are excited to bring the message of our Savior’s life, death, and resurrection to the silver screen. Actress Roma Downey, particularly well-known for her starring role in Touched by an Angel, and her husband, Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett, said, “We are very excited to be working with Twentieth Century Fox to release Son of God as a major motion picture…. It's the story of Jesus for a whole new generation.”

Diogo Morgado, an actor from Portugal, plays the role of Jesus from the early days of his ministry recruiting disciples near the Sea of Galilee to the turning point of human history on Calvary and at the empty tomb, and then ending with an appearance to the exiled Apostle John on the island of Patmos. Of this performance, Pastor Rick Warren stated, “I’ve seen most of the films about Jesus produced in the past 50 years. Son of God stands alone, in a class by itself. It is a powerful and poignant movie, the best Jesus movie I have ever seen.”

Son of God will open in theaters nationwide on February 28, 2014. However, those attending the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, will not only get to enjoy hearing in person from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett Saturday evening (February 22), but will be able to watch a special screening of the entire movie on Sunday evening (February 23). NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson commented, “Convention attendees will be blessed to hear from this faithful couple and to be among the first to witness what promises to be a major motion picture event.”

Published: February 13, 2014

Latest News

Senate Democrats Try to Torpedo Hobby Lobby Ruling

Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB, had some choice words for Planned Parenthood and others working to radically undermine religious liberty in the Senate this week.

Congressman Calls Out FCC on Broadcast Indecency Enforcement

Congressman James Lankford (R-OK) put the FCC on notice that he was displeased with the Commission’s enforcement against indecency on the broadcast airwaves.

House Committee Leaders Criticize FCC Chairman’s Process

Top leaders on the House panel with oversight of the FCC issued a sharp rebuke of the FCC Chairman’s leadership. House Communications and Technology Subcommittee...

International Religious Freedom Bill Clears Senate

A bill NRB has supported for several years has been approved unanimously by the U.S. Senate. The Near East and South Central Asia Religious Freedom Act (S.653), introduced by Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Carl Levin (D-MI),

iNRB Student Members Study Abroad in Oxford, England

A select group of iNRB student members recently concluded a two-week study abroad trip to Oxford, England, where they engaged in “one on one” tutorials with a distinguished scholar at Jesus College in the heart of Oxford University.

NRB Members Invited to Join the NRB President’s Council

From among its membership, NRB is building up a select group of strategic partners who wish to bolster the work of the association through additional commitments of time, support, and financial resources.

Job Opening: Social Media Coordinator (Part-Time)

The National Religious Broadcasters, the world’s preeminent association of Christian communicators, is looking for an individual to assist the Director of Communications in implementing NRB’s social media strategy and in communicating NRB’s work to the association’s constituents and to the public.

Radio Stations Invited to ‘Reach Beyond’ with Help from Grants

Reach Beyond (formerly HCJB Global) is distributing grants to help fund the local and/or global “reach beyond” initiatives of several radio stations throughout the U.S.

Time to Submit Nominations for the 2015 NRB Media Awards!

NRB is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Annual Media Awards and will be doing so until August 4, 2014. A long-standing hallmark of NRB, the awards program remains one of our most valued traditions.

NRB Lauds SCOTUS Ruling on Religious Freedom Cases of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga

NRB and many of its members were among those who lauded the United States Supreme Court’s ruling last week that upheld religious freedom for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties in their “David-and-Goliath” struggle for freedom against the Executive Branch.

More News