‘Passion” shows depths of Christ’s love

Sabrina Farmer “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free …” (Galatians 5:1) If you have seen Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ,” maybe you are wondering what is the point of portraying this sacrifice? It is for freedom. That’s the same freedom our founding fathers knew, embraced and sacrificed for — […]

‘Passion’ accurate, Jesus died in our place

By Judy Brandon I have yet to see “The Passion of the Christ” although I fully intend to go. The story was one that I have known about since I was a child. Further, I have really known Christ since I was a child. The news and views of this movie has filled the papers […]

It takes passion to gamble on a make-or-break film

By Tom DiFrancesca III The death of passion, or so it appears; mediocrity seems to be overtaking society. Now, when someone does something with passion that is intended for the positive, he’s criticized, insulted, and slandered. It seems like most folks these days aren’t passionate about anything — not even their work, and that used […]

Religion Roundup 2/20

Church to help understand terrorism First Baptist Church of Texico will sponsor a seminar on “Understanding Islamic Terrorism” at its Sunday morning services on Feb. 29. David M. Witt, the western regional mission representative for the Voice of the Martyrs organization, will lead seminars at 9 and 10:15 a.m. at the church. According to the […]

Film fuels fear of reprisal

By Darrell Todd Maurina While local evangelical Christians have enthusiastically supported bringing Mel Gibson’s film on the death of Christ to Clovis, the film has ignited controversy nationally as some Jewish organizations objected to the film’s graphic images. Much of the Jewish criticism has focused on the history of “passion plays” — a genre of […]