This blog was originally posted in March, 2016. —ed. Imagine walking several grueling miles through rough, dry terrain to listen to an outcast from society proclaim a countercultural message that assaulted all your religious beliefs and practices. Not many of us would sign up for such a journey, or sit patiently through such a confronting … Continued
This blog was originally posted in March, 2016. —ed. After recounting John’s incredible birth, the biblical record quickly moves forward to the beginnings of his ministry. He lived much of his life in the obscurity of the Judean desert before the word of God came to him initiating his prophetic ministry when he was about … Continued
This blog was originally posted in March, 2016. —ed. What does God mean when He designates someone as great? In popular culture, greatness is usually defined in terms of privilege, accomplishment, money, and power leading to some means of fame. A truer view of greatness, albeit less popular, centers on someone’s lasting significance for providing far-reaching … Continued
Opening in nearly 2,100 theaters nationwide over the weekend, Episodes 1 and 2 from Season 3 of The Chosen far exceeded early projections, bringing in a whopping $8.75 million in its first three days of release. The video series from Angel Studios was originally scheduled to have a limited five day run in theaters, but due to its robust opening weekend has been extended through December 1st.
On a recent set visit to Texas where The Chosen is filmed, Crossmap sat down with show screenwriters Ryan Swanson and Tyler Thompson to discuss how they balance being true to Scripture with taking creative license, what their writing process looks like, and why this particular program has caught on and become a global phenomenon.
Modern man has grown soft. It happened long before the internet. But being able to click a few buttons on a smartphone and have food show up minutes later hasn’t helped. Many problems we struggle with today, including body image issues, are a symptom of the relative ease with which we live. Because most people …