Catholic Commentary on The Chosen

Catholic Commentary on The Chosen

10 Episodes

Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ.

The release schedule for this series is:
- December 3: Introductory Episode
- December 10: The Chosen Christmas Special
- December 17: Episode 1 - I Have Called You By Name
- December 24: Episode 2 - Shabbat
- December 31: Episode 3 - Jesus Loves Little Children
- January 7: Episode 4 - The Rock On Which It Is Built
- January 14: Episode 5 - The Wedding Gift
- January 21: Episode 6 - Indescribable Compassion
- January 28: Episode 7 - Invitations
- February 4: Episode 8 - I Am He

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Catholic Commentary on The Chosen
  • Introduction | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen

    Episode 1

    Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ.

    In this introductory episode, Dr. Scott Hefelfinger and Dr. Michael Barber explain their initial attitudes toward The Chosen, ground The Chosen’s creative ...

  • Episode 1 | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen | Season 1

    Episode 2

    Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ.

    In this episode, Dr. Scott Hefelfinger and Dr. Michael Barber unpack Episode 1 of The Chosen, "I Have Called You By Name." They discuss the theological imp...

  • Episode 2 | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen | Season 1

    Episode 3

    Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ.

    This episode discusses the second episode of The Chosen, "Shabbat," examining the Jewish beliefs and practices behind the Sabbath celebration and the chara...

  • Episode 3 | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen | Season 1

    Episode 4

    Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ.

    In this episode, Dr. Scott Hefelfinger and Dr. Michael Barber comment on the third episode of The Chosen, "Jesus Loves the Little Children." They examine th...

  • Episode 4 | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen | Season 1

    Episode 5

    Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ.

    In this episode, Dr. Scott Hefelfinger and Dr. Michael Barber comment on the fourth episode of The Chosen, "The Rock On Which It Is Built." They unpack Pete...

  • Episode 5 | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen | Season 1

    Episode 6

    Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ.

    This Catholic Commentary episode examines two stories contained in the Gospels: the Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Lk 2:41-52) and the Wedding Feast at Can...

  • Episode 6 | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen | Season 1

    Episode 7

    Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ.

    In "Indescribable Compassion," Episode 6 of The Chosen, the healing of the leper and the paralytic is beautifully recounted. Join Dr. Michael Barber and Dr....

  • Episode 7 | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen | Season 1

    Episode 8

    Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting the life of Christ.

    In "Invitations," The Chosen explores the relationship between faith and reason, especially in Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus. Dr. Michael Barber and D...

  • Mary's Labor: What Does Catholic Tradition Have to Say?

    Episode 9

    Catholics and Protestants believe different things about Mary's labor. These differences can lead to varying presentations of the birth of Jesus in popular movies and shows. Join Dr. Scott Hefelfinger and Dr. Michael Barber as they explain the Catholic Church's understanding of Mary's labor and t...

  • The Chosen Christmas Special | Catholic Commentary on The Chosen

    Episode 10

    *As of January 1, 2023, The Chosen Christmas Special (The Messengers) episode is no longer available on FORMED.
    Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.

    Catholic Commentary on The Chosen aims to help Catholics actively engage with the immensely popular TV series depicting ...