I’m the first to admit that headline writing isn’t my thing…but this one (for a Da Vinci Code-related story published in The New Zealand Herald) was obvious! Their headline: “Opus Dei, Ron Howard at odds over Da Vinci Code.” Close folks, but no cigar. Interesting article though.

The best take (IMHO) on how to respond – if at all – to the Da Vinci Code comes from an interview with Brian McLaren in the most recent Sojourners weekly e-newletter (also accessible on the Sojo Web site for free, you have to register to read it).

McLaren opens with this: “I think a lot of people have read the book, not just as a popular page-turner but also as an experience in shared frustration with status-quo, male-dominated, power-oriented, cover-up-prone organized Christian religion. We need to ask ourselves why the vision of Jesus hinted at in Dan Brown’s book is more interesting, attractive, and intriguing to these people than the standard vision of Jesus they hear about in church.”

Amen bro.