Episode 089: Dallas Jenkins and The Chosen: Getting to Know Jesus in a Whole New Way

If you’re a Christian (and even if you’re not!) there’s a good chance you’ve heard people talk about the new TV series about Jesus called The Chosen.

The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season series television show about Jesus Christ. It’s the #1 highest crowd-funded project of all-time at $10 million from over 19,000 people, and it has already been translated into 50 languages and counting.

Today, I get to sit down with the director and creator of The Chosen, Dallas Jenkins, and ask him all about the inspiration, the behind-the-scenes magic, and the miracles that have taken place while filming, producing, and directing this show that has swept the world with a new passion for learning about the character of Christ.

So many people like me have become super fans of this project because it’s giving us an entirely new perspective on what Jesus must really be like as a person, and this ignites our desire even more to know Jesus and understand His life as recorded in scripture.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Tapping into Jesus as a human being
  • How Dallas built up the characters to explore the context and the human element so these biblical moments are made even more impactful
  • Jesus’ unique relationship with women
  • The profound, visceral, emotional experience that happens to the actors when they’re playing their roles
  • The Chosen as a reminder to set aside the things that take us away from God (vices, addiction, pride, narcissism, and other things we’re not willing to give up yet)
  • Total surrender comes after true brokenness
  • How God is using the show to pierce through your heart
  • The more you empty yourself, the more you can be filled by the replacement, which is Spirit
  • How God’s impossible math works
  • Why your job is not to feed the 5,000, but to be the best baker and the best fisherman

Supporting Resources:

The Chosen Series


The Chosen YouTube Channel


The Chosen Facebook page


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Produced by Emerald City Productions

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