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Ep 22 - (Re)Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: Mormon Perspectives on the Chosen

Updated: Feb 17

In this episode, we dive into everyone's favorite show starring Jesus, The Chosen. With guests Dallin Crump and poet Merrijane Rice, we give a Latter-day Saint perspective on the multi-season New Testament adaptation phenomenon. What does Drew Barrymore's Cinderella adaptation Ever After have to do with The Chosen? What scenes were the most moving to us as Latter-day Saints? What's it like to produce creative work based on scripture? And how do Mormons feel about the evangelical controversy about LDS doctrine supposedly sneaking into the show?

Our Ratings: Content: Celestial Artistic Merit: 5 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 5 apricots

Best Books:

Liz - And All Eternity Shook by Jacob Bender

Carl - The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke

Merrijane - Latter-day Saint FAIR-Cast with Jennifer Roach

Dallin - Amish Grace (film); Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy (book)

Public Square Media Shout-out:

Sit Down with Sky & Preston: Advice for New Missionaries - Gay or Straight


The Chosen on Amazon Prime

The Chosen on BYUtv

Groundhog Day (film)

Ever After: A Cinderella Story (film)

Mormonism and the Movies, ed by Chris Wei

The Five Books of Jesus by James Goldberg

LDS Living: How to use ‘The Chosen’ as you teach the New Testament

The supposed Book of Mormon quote issue

Chosen creator Dallas Jenkins on "the LDS issue"

Find Us:

Merrijane -; books: Grace Like Water: New Testament Poems; Messages on the Water; Follow: A Latter-day Saint Poetry Podcast

Dallin -

Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney

Liz -

Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney

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