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THE CHOSEN Honored With Pillar Award by Museum of the Bible Ahead of Season 3

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THE CHOSEN Honored With Pillar Award by Museum of the Bible Ahead of Season 3

By Movieguide® Staff

The Museum of the Bible recently awarded THE CHOSEN with the Pillar Award as director Dallas Jenkins prepares to launch Season 3, including a theatrical release for its first two episodes.

The Pillar Award, which THE CHOSEN earned at the Museum’s fifth-anniversary gala, was awarded for the show’s cultural impact.

“Our 2022 Pillar Award recipients have achieved exceptional impact on Bible engagement in their fields,” the Museum of the Bible CEO Harry Hargrave said. “Our awards recognize how each has done so creatively and in a way that shows the Bible’s relevance to culture and society today.”

THE CHOSEN is a previous Movieguide® Award winner for its uplifting, biblical, and moral themes.

Movieguide® previously reported:

Jenkins encouraged fans to not view THE CHOSEN as a substitute or equal to God’s Word.

“Well, we make it very clear as often as possible, this is not the Bible. And I am not God. And Jonathan, who plays Jesus is not Jesus,” Jenkins noted. “And we say that not to try to diminish our responsibility to be faithful to God’s Word and to the character intentions of Jesus in the Gospels. But we don’t want people to be thinking, ‘Wait a minute, you didn’t include that story? I needed that story.’ No, you can go to the Bible for that.

“I’m doing the best that I can to honor the character and intentions of Jesus in the Gospels. I’m a flawed, sinful, broken human being. This is not God’s word, I’m not claiming the same inspiration that the writers of the Bible had. So ultimately, the show is to point you closer to your relationship with Jesus and ultimately to God’s word,” he continued.

Since its debut episode in Dec. 2017, THE CHOSEN has become the most successful crowd-funded TV series in history. According to THE CHOSEN app, which is available on the App Store, the show has over 200,000,000 views worldwide.

“What’s happening is so clearly bigger than anything that I’m capable of that it’s easy to kind of maintain this posture of, ‘wow, this is really cool what God’s doing,’” Jenkins said. “I’m fortunate to be part of it.”

He added: “I have to tell you, Movieguide®, when they were doing a review of the first four episodes, long before the show was cool, said there’s little doubt that this will end up being one of the most well known and influential pieces of Christian media. And I remember using that quote going like, ‘Well, they believe in something here.’ I think someone at Movieguide® saw this coming. I didn’t. But it’s been fun to be part of.”

Read More: Dallas Jenkins: ‘God’s Impossible Math’ Funded THE CHOSEN

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