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Tyler Perry's 'The Passion' Provides a Modern Take on the Easter Story

  • Veronica Neffinger
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2016 Mar 22
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The Passion, Christian celebrity Tyler Perry’s modern spin on the Easter story, recently aired on Fox.


Christianity Today reports that the performance is a modern-day take on Jesus’ passion and featured American-Idol singer Chris Daughtry as Judas, as well as other celebrities who sang spiritual songs throughout the performance.


The Jesus of Perry’s The Passion has, according to Brandon D. Smith of Christianity Today, “perfectly crafted hair and modern clothes.”


The performance received mixed reviews. Smith says it showed him that the real setting of the Easter story truly fit the story the best. reviewer Jason Soroski, however, noted that The Passion was a pleasant surprise: 


“The crazy thing is that it was pointedly Gospel oriented without coming across as preachy or contrived, in part because of the unique format,” said Soroski.


Back in January Perry expressed his enthusiasm for the show.


“I'm excited to host and narrate #ThePassionLive, a musical event that airs live March 20 on Fox,” he said.



Did you watch The Passion? What did you think?



Publication date: March 22, 2016