Normally I'd recommend that people watch less TV, but for this week only I thought I'd highlight a couple of programmes which may well be worth watching.
The first is "The Passion" which is on BBC1 all this week - Episode 2 is tonight (Monday 17th) at 8.30. It's had very good reviews from a number of people, has an all star cast and is supposedly very true to the gospel accounts so should be good. I heard an interview with the guy who produced it saying that when he started out on the project he wasn't sure where his faith was but by the end would identify himself as a Christian. If like me you missed Episode 1 then you can catch it on the BBC iPlayer.
The second programme is Rageh Omaar: The Iraq War By Numbers which is of particular interest to us as it features our very good friend Canon Andrew White - The Vicar of Baghdad. It's on ITV1 tonight from 10.35. I've no idea what it will be like but I'm sure Andrew will bring his own unique take on what is happening in Iraq. Thanks to Miriam Barker for pointing this one out to me.
Also for those of a nervous disposition you could watch the Birmingham v Newcastle game on Setanta at 8.00. Fortunately I've got a meeting to talk about some ideas for extending The Kerith Centre (Kerith Coffee here we come!) so won't be able to watch it!
I'll comment on the weekend just gone later on in the week. Suffice it to say for now that for me it felt like a defining point for us as we continue to work out how we engage with all the issued surrounding HIV/AIDS and look to make a real difference both locally and globally.
Hope you have a fantastic week and that you can make it to our Easter Baptism Celebrations next Sunday morning and evening - they're going to be great.