Last week we started the weekend series on The DaVinci Code. Not many series offer such rich inspiration to the various types of artists that put together a program. Gothic arches, faux stained glass windows, renaissance art, classical music... it was like walking into a different church this weekend.
The result was a very cohesive and mesmerizing program. The music, performed by a whole bunch of strings with a couple of electric guitars and some big bad percussion was the perfect blend of lovely and creepy.!
Even the announcement graphics that cycle before the service had the "look" going, with little messages and images hidden in DaVinci paintings. But I think my favorite had to be the bulletin, which featured DaVinci-ied versions of Todd's adorable hoola hoop girl
Then of course there was Lee Strobel's message. It was titled "Do The Winners Write History?" Folks were just riveted. You don't often hear spontaneous applause in the middle of history lectures, which was what this was, most of the time.
At Lee Strobel's website you can see videos covering the subjects we will be discussing at church over the course of this series. Here is one that answers the question "Was Christ just a holy man who was later declared God by the Council of Nicea in the year 325AD in order to increase the authority of the emperor Constantine?"
Strobel has a ton of fascinating video clips discussing just about every religious question you can imagine at his website. (Include some Ben Witherington just for you Friar!)