That Time I Met Jesus

Sounds a bit sacrilegious doesn’t it? Well, it’s true. And not only have I met Jesus, but I once dated Mary, saw Emma Smith in concert, spoke with Joseph Smith’s pastor, washed my hands with Pilate, and challenged Joseph Smith to a stick pull contest.

Ah, important detail: all of these individuals were actors portraying these characters.

I met “Jesus” at a photo shoot for a painting by Liz Lemon Swindle called “The Lost Sheep.” His real name is Phillip Miner and he’s a really, really nice guy. Shortly after the shoot, I was able to interview him about being a model for Christ. You can check out the video below:

To learn more about Phillip’s experiences, here are two fantastic articles from Deseret News:

Me with Phillip Miner, Liz Lemon Swindle's model for Christ (you can spot Liz fleeing up the stairs).
Me with Phillip Miner, Liz Lemon Swindle’s model for Christ (you can spot Liz fleeing up the stairs).

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  • We do not really know what Christ looked like here on earth, or now as a resurected being either. But I do feel that many artists who are truly trying to depict Him with love and humbleness in their hearts are given a “feeling’ for the “general” look of Christ. Do not judge them who strive for this in love and humility, can you do better? Do YOU know what Christ truly looks like? Neither do I, but I find beauty in their efforts. IF you love Christ, “judge not” those efforts of those who also love Christ. Christ in His day was an outcast, remember?