Thursday, April 20, 2006

Da Vinci Code - Online Resources

Here is a collection of LCMS Lutheran resources responding to the book and movie, "The Da Vinci Code". I will update this along the way as I find more...

Downloadable Study, prepared by Concordia Publishing House, "Changing Currents: Decoding The Da Vinci Code" ($4.99)

The Da Vinci Code: "Truth Revealed" (9-week study by 2 LCMS pastors - $49.95).

"Issues, Etc." Lutheran Radio has had a number of shows related to the topic. You can listen to archived programs online:
February 8, 2006 2 hours, "The Da Vinci Code"
June 22, 2004 2 hours, "Cracking Da Vinci's Code"
March 17, 2005 1 hour, "Open Lines: Roman Catholic Leaders & 'The Da Vinci Code' & Bush & Gay Marriage"
March 29, 2005 1 hour, "A Maureen Dowd Column on 'The Da Vinci Code'"
February 14th, 2006 1 hour, "Open Lines: Muslim Riots, The Da Vinci Code & Opus Dei"
November 15th, 2004 1 hour, "The Da Vinci Code & Evangelism"
May 2nd, 2004 2 hours, "The Da Vinci Code" Guest: Rich Abanes
February 27th, 2006 1 hour, "Open Lines: Da Vinci Code Copyright Controversy..."
March 1st, 2006 1 hour, "The Relationship Between 'The Da Vinci Code' & 'Holy Blood, Holy Grail'"
March 8th, 2006 1 hour, "The Da Vinci Code..." (Open Lines)
March 13th, 2006 1 hour, "Da Vinci Trial Update..."
March 15th, 2006 1 hour, "Da Vinci Trial Update..."
March 21st, 2006 1 hour, "Da Vinci Trial Update..."
March 22nd, 2006 1 hour, "Da Vinci Trial Update..."
March 29th, 2006 1 hour, "The Last Supper Painting & 'The Da Vinci Code'"
April 11th, 2006 1 hour, "Da Vinci Trial Verdict"
April 19th, 2006 1 hour, "Opus Dei & The Da Vinci Code"
May 10th, 2006 1 hour, "The Da Vinci Code"
and Many more at "Issues, Etc." after May 10th... I simply can't keep up but you can search their archives.

A book, "The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction?" (one of the authors, Paul L. Maier, is an LCMS professor) cost: $3.55 to $5.99

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis "Semcast" interview of Dr. Paul L. Maier "Deciphering the Da Vinci Code"

April 2006 Lutheran Witness online, which contains an article by Paul L. Maier, "The Da Vinci Distortion"
May 2004 Lutheran Witness online, with article by Brent McGuire, "The Truth About the Da Vinci Code"

The Lutheran Church of Canada has a nice collection of resources, including a bulletin insert.

Blog Posts:

Was Jesus Married? From Ask the Pastor
"Da Vinci Crock, I mean, Code" From The Burr in the Burgh
"Rev. Golden on Da Vinci" From Preachrblog
"Luther" comments on India protests From Luther at the Movies
What I haven't heard in the DaVinci Code discussions From The Wartburg
Luther, Jesus, and Mary Magdalene from Aardvark Alley
Da Vinci Deception and "As Dull as Watching Da Vinci's Pain Dry" from Cyberbrethren

Non-Lutheran responses (collections):

Collection of Resources at "Emergeqsue"
Collection at "The Baptist Start Page"
Skeptic Magazine: "The Da Vinci Code Cult: A Critical Look at Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code"
"Doug G." Sunday School Resource - 9 page "fact sheet"
Ekklesia Blog - Many links

If you know of any other good resources, leave a comment below. Thanks!


Stephen said...

Nice list, Tom!

I've added a note on my list linking to you.

Thanks for reaching out!

Unionsbuerger said...

Der Da Vinci Code ist eine gute UCHRONIE.

Diese Uchronie ist nicht unwahrscheinlicher als die Fabeln der Kirche.
Die "Templiers" sind nicht wegen Blasphemie von Philippe Le Bel und vom Papst erledigt worden.
Sie waren einfach zu mächtig und zu reich für die Karolinger geworden.
Den "Templiers" das Geheimnis der Tochter Jesus: Sarah anhängen zu wollen,
ist eine schöne kontrafaktische Geschichte.
Warum sollten wir aber nicht daran glauben ?
Müssen wir den eidesstaatlichen Versicherungen vom Opus Dei und ihrer Benedikten glauben ?

Orycteropus Afer said...

Here's another one, if you're still adding to your list: Luther, Jesus, and Mary Magdalene