I think it's great that Channel 5 are showing it and hope it gets viewing figures which encourage them to show similar programmes in the future. As for social media, let's remember that it usually tends to be more critical than affirmative - because it is people who have strong feelings who are most likely to comment; and people sitting enjoying the programme are less likely to tweet. If you look at the twitter stream for X-factor or I'm a celebrity or BBC Question Time the bulk of comments are critical so it's no surprise that the same was true in this case.
My concern is that some of the positive comments feel phoney; as if there was/is a campaign on to get people being positive. The comments felt very different to those posted about other TV programmes. That feels manipulative, people push back against it and ultimately I suspect it doesn't work; rather it increases the sense people have of Christians as always having a secret agenda.
But I agree it would be great to see Christians interacting in a way that shows grace and which encourages others to get into reading the Bible.Neil Brighton: on 4 reasons to cheer the Bible TV series on
I agree entirely Krish. As I was watching and at the same time looking at the Twitter feed I was concerned that the people mainly slating it were Christians, rather than celebrating the opportunities it may bring. In a nation where people are so starved of the Word, it was a little like gourmets complaining while the masses starved.Anthony Delaney: on 4 reasons to cheer the Bible TV series on
Hi Krish - Thank you for this. Is this available readily in the UK? The link is to amazon,.com, and I can't find it on amazon.co.uk. Also, you seem to have omitted the link under point 2 above (where it says "see here").GregW: on Launching a faith that sticks
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