[The Da Vinci Code] is a piece of propaganda which follows the same pattern as the revolution that gave us abortion and the rest of our promiscuous culture. The fallout of that revolution has led to the deaths of millions of innocents, and I fear that the fallout from the Da Vinci onslaught could lead to the spiritual deaths of millions more. - Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, Human Life International
We also shouldn’t be too surprised by the return of an old heresy. The lure of being initiated into secret knowledge, being informed of a global conspiracy can be extremely enticing. But when stripped down to its mysticism and anti-intellectualism, the Gospel of Judas/Thomas/Oprah, etc., loses its luster and becomes ripe for critique. Because Christians throughout the ages have effectively responded to these challenges you don't see too many First Church of Gnosis. - Joe Carter, Evangelical Outpost
There's no denying the fact that millions of people have been influenced by The Da Vinci Code to believe things about Jesus that are contrary to orthodox Christian belief, and that are, as we shall later see, highly improbable and unsupported by the available historical evidence. - Dr. Mark Reynolds
Westminster Theological Seminary recently announced the publication of www.thetruthaboutdavinci.com, a website countering ‘The Da Vinci Code’ book and film, which partners with interl’inc to create resource materials for teens and college students to engage in the discussion surrounding the upcoming film.
“The Da Vinci Code movie is going to be a huge blockbuster hit, and we are sticking our heads in the sand if we think students are not going to be influenced by it,” explains Allen Weed, President of interl’inc. “We can use this movie as a platform to teach young people about biblical and historical truths, but we also have the responsibility to teach them how to defend their faith in a way that will far outlast the fallout from this one film.”
As The Da Vinci Code is released and churches across the country respond to the controversy, Christianity Today International has experts available to discuss different aspects of the book and film.
-- Mark Moring, managing editor of Christianity Today Movies, provides information about The Da Vinci Code movie. He can also speak to the recent trend of marketing movies to pastors, churches, and Christians, in general. For more information, visit http://ChristianityToday.com/go/davinci
-- Lisa Ann Cockrel, associate editor of Today's Christian Woman magazine has written for a number of other publications, including this article for Outreach magazine: http://ChristianityToday.com/outreach/articles/davinc icodeintrigue.html
-- Peter Chattaway is also available for comment. He studied history, religious studies, and film at the University of British Columbia and can speak about issues of Christianity and spirituality in film. His reviews are among the most insightful critiques included on Christianity Today Movies. Peter also runs his own "FilmChat" blog at: http://filmchatblog.blogspot.com/
-- Collin Hansen has spent three years researching and writing about Da Vinci from various angles. He is able to discuss the connections between The Da Vinci Code and biblical history. He is also a valuable resource on opening the dialogue concerning the truth of the book and movie. (NOTE: Collin will be available after May 16)
Collin's Latest Feature: 5 Big Questions from The Da Vinci Code http://ChristianityToday.com/biblestudies/areas/bibles tudies/articles/060426b.html