Shroud Encounter is a dramatic big screen experience and in-depth exploration into the mysteries of the Shroud of Turin. Using a CSI approach, audiences are taken on a thought provoking adventure through early church history, ancient art, modern science, and medical forensics.
Could the Shroud be the most important archaeological artifact ever found, or is it just a medieval fake? Does it provide clues to what happened during the crucifixion and resurrection, or is it just a pious art work created to represent these events? After thousands of hours of scientific analysis, the Shroud remains a profound mystery.
International lecturer and researcher Russ Breault has presented to hundreds of audiences over the past 25 years. He is recognized as a leading expert and an engaging speaker able to captivate audiences with both skillful delivery and depth of knowledge.
Shroud Encounter: Would God Use Evidence?
For us to even consider the Shroud’s authenticity, we have to ask if God would use evidence to reach the world with the message of the Gospel. Two key scriptures are important to consider.
• “Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves.” John 14:11
• “After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive.” Acts 1:3
The use of words like “evidence” and “proofs” is an indication that God does not promote blind faith. Faith is only as good as the object of one’s faith. The Christian faith is well supported by historical and archaeological evidence. With each scoop of the shovel, the truth of the bible becomes more certain. How many skeptics have turned to faith after reading, “Evidence that Demands a Verdict” by Josh McDowell or “The Case For Christ” by Lee Strobel or Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis? All three authors were skeptics themselves before they looked at the evidence. God indeed uses evidence.
Is the Shroud Evidence for Christ?
It is a question science cannot answer. The preponderance of evidence indicates it could be authentic, and in the process of evaluating the evidence the inescapable message of Christ is presented in a manner that is visually compelling, intellectually challenging, emotionally powerful, and spiritually uplifting.
Russ Breault answers the following questions:
Is there other evidence that supports the Resurrection?How does evidence impact faith?
What is the latest information on the carbon dating controversy?
What new evidence has been revealed by Los Alamos National Laboratory?
What has new botanical evidence been revealed indicating the cloth’s origin in Israel?
What is the role of linen in Scripture and Jewish tradition? What is the significance of “fin twisted linen?”
What is the heart of Gad and how does evidence relate to faith?
BONUS presentation by Pete Schumacher