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Batman v Superman v Jesus Luke 23:1-49

Batman v Superman v Jesus

What kind of superhero does the world really need?

At a Glance

This Friday, Good Friday, a blockbuster movie opens in theaters across the country. It's a superhero movie in which two heroes with superpowers battle each other! Since the movie is being released during Holy Week, it gives us an opportunity to take a closer look at Jesus using the "hero" motif.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's epistle text, see "Terminal Velocity," March 24, 2002, at

March 25 is Good Friday -- The day we remember the death of Jesus on the cross.

This year, it's also the day that the greatest superheroes in the world will face off in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Henry Cavill will again play Superman with Ben Affleck cast as Batman.

Superman's battle against evil has done tremendous damage to the city of Metropolis. Some people begin to wonder what will happen if Superman's power is not constrained. "Today is a day for truth," says a United States senator. "The world needs...

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