"The Chosen" explores the life of Christ through the eyes of those who knew Him. The narrative multi-season show has received high praise from viewers and critics alike, earning a 9.8 out of 10 rating on IMDB. But with the praise, it has also attracted skeptics. Some don’t believe evangelical Christians should be working with Latter-day Saints on a show about Jesus or vice versa, and others believe scripture should only be portrayed exactly as it is written without creative liberties. The show’s writer and director, Dallas Jenkins, believes that exploring faith, especially in relation to the Savior, is something that requires trust. On this week’s episode, he shares the triumphs as well as the challenges of depicting the life of the Son of God.
“Even though He spoke to crowds, He was always talking personally, and He was always seeking that personal relationship. And that's what He wants from your heart. He wants that more than your accomplishments, and He wants that more than any kind of mass movement. He wants the personal.”
1:49- The Same Jesus
10:03- The Humanity of Christ
15:08- The Scriptures Coming to Life
18:37- Capturing Humanity
22:51- Compassion for the Pharisees
27:32- The Personal Ministry of Christ, Then and Now
37:26- Casting Christ
41:29- Three Dimensional
43:48- Season Two
49:30- What Does It Mean To Be “All In”?
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