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Bible game show – will you watch?

Bible game show – will you watch?

Religion News Service reports on a new game show:

The world’s best-selling book has made it to the small screen in what is thought to be the first religiously themed game show on a secular network.

“The American Bible Challenge” tests teams’ knowledge of the Old and New Testaments in a quiz show interspersed with stories of the competitors and the charities they play for.

The show represents a bid to tap the religious market by the secular GSN (formerly Game Show Network). The base audience is evangelicals, said consulting producer Maura Dunbar, but she hopes it will appeal to a broader audience, including nonbelievers.

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, coming from Fox’s quiz show, “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?,” will host the Bible challenge. Foxworthy describes himself as a Christian, and details attending Bible study with friends on the American Bible Challenge website.


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Bill Dilworth

Is this in any way connected with the Bible Challenge program for reading the Binle in a year, begun by an Episcopal priest?

Matthew Ciszek

I’ve watched an episode or two and the show is not too bad. it trends a bit evangelical for my tastes (think of Megachurch Scholastic Bowl), but I did learn a thing or two.


I believe I was once invited to watch (and be a resource for) an earlier incarnation of this program at the filming of a pilot in NYC. The interesting thing about it was that the KJV or Authorized Version of the Bible was the only version everyone could use.

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