You may think you know everything about Jesus, but a new four-week-long series wants you to consider some alternative perspectives.
In eight chapters, Jesus: His Life explores the Christian figure through the lens of Mary Mother of Jesus, Joseph, John the Baptist, Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate, and Peter and by the world’s most respected Biblical scholars, faith leaders, historians, and theologians. It shares views across the ideological spectrum to offer as much context as possible. His Life seeks to shed light on Jesus and the turbulent era in history that he lived in and eventually defined.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Jesus: His Life online for free.
Jesus: His Life cast
Below are the scholars, faith leaders, theologians, and experts offering their perspectives in the docuseries.
- Robert Cargill – Assistant Professor of Judaism, Christianity and Classics, University of Iowa
- Christena Cleveland – Associate Professor, Duke University Divinity School
- Bishop Michael Curry – Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church
- Nicola Denzey Lewis – Professor in the Department of Religion, Claremont Graduate University
- Joshua DuBois – Author and CEO, Values Partnerships and Head of White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships under President Obama
- Rabbi Joshua Garroway – Associate Professor of Early Christianity and the Second Commonwealth, Hebrew Union College
- Mark Goodacre – Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, Duke University
- Nyasha Junior – Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Temple University
- Mark Leuchter – Professor and Director of Jewish Studies, Temple University
- Kimberly Majeski – Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries, Anderson University
- Father James Martin, S.J – Jesuit Priest and Author
- Ryan McAnnally-Linz – Associate Research Scholar, Yale Center for Faith and Culture
- Scot McKnight – Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary
- Father Jonathan Morris – Catholic Priest
- Candida Moss – Professor of Theology, University of Birmingham (UK)
- Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III – Senior Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ
- Joel Osteen – Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, New York Times Bestselling Author, and Executive Producer
- Michael Peppard – Associate Professor in New Testament, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Public Life, Fordham University
- Reverend Gabriel Salguero – Pastor and President of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition
- Stephen Schneck – Associate Professor of Politics, Catholic University of America
- Simon Sebag Montefiore – Historian and Author
- Reverend Shively Smith – Assistant Professor of New Testament, Boston University School of Theology
- Pastor Susan Sparks – Preacher, Comedian, and Author
- Miroslav Volf – Founder/Director of Yale Center for Faith and Culture and Professor of Theology, Yale University Divinity School
- Ben Witherington III – Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
- Annette Yoshiko Reed – Associate Professor of Religious Studies, New York University
When does Jesus: His Life air?
Jesus: His Life premiered Monday, March 25 at 8pm ET. The remaining episodes will air at the same time in the following weeks.
What channel is Jesus: His Life on?
Jesus: His Life airs on History Channel.
How to watch Jesus: His Life online for free
The History Channel is available on a handful of the major live TV streaming services. When deciding which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming. Thankfully, no matter which service you decide to try, you’ll be able to start with a one-week trial, so you can watch Jesus: His Life for free.
1) Sling TV
- Cost: $25-$40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. No matter which one you choose, you’ll get History Channel in your package. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
- Cost: $16 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Philo devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, iOS and Android devices
Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to AMC and History Channel at only $16 a month. You will also find the best deal on popular channels like Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Lifetime, and even deep cuts like IFC and ID. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
- Cost: $40 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to menti0n Hulu’s original programming. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter (after a 7-day free trial)
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
- FuboTV local channels: Fox, NBC, CBS (check local availability here)
FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Plus, It comes with History Channel, so you’ll be able to watch Jesus: His Life. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.
- Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
- PlayStation Vue devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Jumping from your favorite game to your favorite show is seamless, and controlling it is as intuitive as playing an actual game. Your PS4 controller is your remote, after all. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)
Other ways to watch History Channel online
1) History Channel website
- Cost: Free with cable login
The History Channel website offers tons of on-demand content after it airs. To watch History Channel content, you’ll need to provide login information from a streaming service or cable provider. Simply log on, add your credentials, and catch your favorite History Channel shows from your web browser. All the services above will work, save for Sling TV.
2) History Channel app
- Cost: Free with cable login
- Devices: iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast
The History Channel app works just like the History Channel website, but it’s built to be utilized by your favorite streaming devices like Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Just log in with your cable service or live TV credentials and stream away.
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