“It's not only based on knowledge, it's based on speed. I would say that section is the most difficult part of the show,” he said.
Wagner, who plans to become a pastor, said the brothers perused some Bible trivia books to prepare for the televised competition and they studied the Old Testament more than the New Testament because much of their Bible Quiz experience focused on the New Testament, so they needed more Old Testament review.
Bible Challenge teams compete for contributions to their favorite charity and Wagner said he and his siblings have designated Wagner Ministries International, a global missions ministry founded by their father 13 years ago as their charity of choice.
Meanwhile, Wagner said he thinks the Bible show is encouraging families to discuss Scripture in a less formal setting than church. This family friendly aspect is part of the reason why the one-hour show has been popular since its first season last year, he said. “The American Bible Challenge” is GSN's highest-rated original series.
“In America today, there are a lot of shows that are unhealthy and that aren't family friendly,” he said. “In the midst of that, it's encouraging to me that you have shows like ‘The American Bible Challenge' and ‘The Bible' series on History that are clean and family friends.”
Wagner said he and his brothers planned to view Thursday's episode at a watch party at ORU's new student center.
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People have an opportunity to vote for their favorite team on the second season of “The American Bible Challenge,” airing Thursdays on the Game Show Network (GSN). The Owasso brothers compete on the show as the “Wagner Warriors” and are among several Season 2 teams that hope to win a fan favorite contest. Fans may vote for their favorite team at www.gsntv.com through May 19. One vote per person, per day is allowed. The team with the most “fan favorite” votes will receive $10,000 and the title “The American Bible Challenge Fan Favorite.”