Sunday, April 10, 2011
| Ezekiel 37:1-14

Forensic anthropologists look at bones for answers about cause of death. God sees bones and has other ideas.

To get started, spring a pop quiz: How many current crime-themed TV shows can people name?

Possible answers: The Mentalist, Law and Order, Numb3rs, C.O.P.S., NCIS, Criminal Minds, CSI Las Vegas, Miami, and New York. And from the past, notables include Hill Street Blues, Barnaby Jones, Matlock, NYPD Blue and more.

Currently in its sixth season, Bones is a top-30 TV show that probably made the congregation’s list. Along with American Idol and the NFL, it’s keeping Fox Broadcasting in the TV conversation.

Bones differentiates itself from the cop crowd with its intelligent emphasis on forensic anthropology and archaeology. Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan, as attractive as she is brilliant, teams with hunky FBI special agent Seeley Booth to turn skeletal remains into murder-scene narratives.

Bones is a logical empiricist, meaning she thinks there’s a rational answer to everything in life. That’s her charm in the show, making her a round character...

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