The Plugged In Show, Episode 106: Christmas With The Chosen: “The Messengers” and a Conversation with “Jesus” and “Mary”


Every now and then, something comes along that’s a bona fide phenomenon in Christian entertainment circles. I think it’s very safe to say that the crowdfunded series The Chosen, the brainchild of Dallas Jenkins, fits that description. Two seasons of a planned seven have been released thus far, with a third currently intended for release sometime in 2022.

Until then, the makers of this remarkable, gritty glimpse into the life of Christ and His followers have given us a gift to tide fans over: Christmas With the Chosen: “The Messengers.” In this episode, we’ll talk about the special now showing in theaters around the country courtesy of Fathom Events. We’ll also discuss the series overall, and how it might give us a fresh perspective on the Gospel story.

And in our second segment, I talk with The Chosen stars Jonathan Roumie (who portrays Jesus) and Elizabeth Tabish (who plays Mary Magdalene). If you’re a fan of this groundbreaking look at the life of Jesus, you won’t want to miss that conversation. So take a listen, and be sure to peruse the links related to this week’s show below.

Finally, if you’re a fan of The Chosen, we’d love to hear from you. What’s your favorite episode? Who’s your favorite character in the series, and why? You can let us know on Facebook or Instagram. (And you can always write to us at [email protected] or call at 800-A-FAMILY, too.)

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Adam R. Holz

After serving as an associate editor at NavPress’ Discipleship Journal and consulting editor for Current Thoughts and Trends, Adam now oversees the editing and publishing of Plugged In’s reviews as the site’s director. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children. In their free time, the Holzes enjoy playing games, a variety of musical instruments, swimming and … watching movies.