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
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
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"
Merrijane - merrijanerice.com; books: Grace Like Water: New Testament Poems; Messages on the Water; Follow: A Latter-day Saint Poetry Podcast
Dallin - dallincrump.com
Carl - Twitter: @CarlCranney
Liz - lizbusby.com
Video editing by Liz Busby; Audio mastering by Carl Cranney
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