This should be a great series to watch unfold as Mark D. Roberts tackles TIME magazine’s cover story:

Hail, Mary: Catholics have long revered her, but now Protestants are finding their own reasons to celebrate the mother of Jesus

Mark closes his post today, by making the following comment:

“Van Biema rightly points out the influence of The Passion of the Christ on Protestant (including evangelical) reflection on Mary. Besides this movie, what else in the last two decades do you think has had a major impact on Protestant views of or feelings about Mary? I think Van Biema missed something quite significant. Can you guess what I’m thinking of? You can e-mail me your ideas, or, better yet, put them in the guestbook.”

I’m throwing out my own challenge to Summa Aesthetica to post on this issue, as I know this is something that is close to his own interests and studies.