(The Dissenter) In an age of information overload and media consumption, the influence of popular culture on our perspectives and beliefs cannot be overstated. It’s not uncommon for prominent figures within the public sphere to shape or even reshape our understanding of faith and theology, subtly or overtly. Consider the charismatic television personality and political commentator, Glenn Beck, a known Mormon, whose engaging persona and conservative viewpoints have won him a considerable following. He often weaves his religious beliefs into his rhetoric, thus subtly introducing Mormon theology to the broader conservative audience.
Similarly, the rising popularity of shows like “The Chosen,” a series centered around the life of Jesus Christ, has captured the attention and admiration of diverse Christian audiences. Yet, it’s producer, Dallas Jenkins, is an outspoken ally of the Latter Day Saints and closer scrutiny of the show reveals the subtle infusion of Mormon theology within its narrative, despite its overt Christian veneer. It’s essential to approach such influential media with discernment, ensuring that our understanding of our faith remains firmly rooted in the inerrant Word of God.
CRN’s homepage contains a list of professing Christians to keep an eye on. Scroll down to WARNING. The list contains many people you’ll want to mark and avoid as per Rom 16:17-18 such as Glenn Beck and Dallas Jenkins for reasons you will see in the articles CRN has published.