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Riverside, Calif., May 11, 2016 —The Telly Awards has named Jesus 101 as a winner for the 37th Annual People’s Choice Telly Award for the program titled Radical Discipleship: "Extraordinary Perseverance" (Judas Iscariot). There were more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries.
Radical Discipleship is a Jesus 101 television series production that examines how the disciples of Jesus are ordinary people who accept extraordinary grace. The series features Elizabeth Talbot, Ph.D., speaker/director of Jesus 101, and Mike Tucker, M.Ed., speaker/director of Faith For Today. The “Extraordinary Perseverance” episode discusses how Jesus reached out to Judas Iscariot to the very end, offering God’s grace and forgiveness. This program is available for free on the Jesus 101 website, along with many other valuable resources and on-demand videos.
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. For its 37th season, The Telly Awards gave the public the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards. In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council (the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners), the Internet community helps decide the People’s Telly Award winners.
“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. “Jesus 101’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
"Jesus 101 gives all the honor and glory to Jesus Christ, who is the primary focus of this media ministry," shares Talbot.