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Thespian Theology: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Cycle A
The author of "Thespian Theology: The Parables Of Jesus As One-Act Plays" follows up that popular CSS title with an all-new collection of fun and enlightening sketches based on Cycle A lectionary readings for the Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany seasons. The offbeat humor of TenBrook's scenes is a great way to share the gospel -- audiences will laugh while they are stimulated to look at the scriptural message in a new light. Originally developed for presentation by a high school-age youth group, these versatile pieces can be used in place of the Sunday sermon or for youth programs and other fellowship settings -- and these simple, easy-to-perform sketches are an excellent tool for reaching out to unchurched people and getting them excited about Jesus Christ. Each skit is accompanied by a page of "Thespian Theological Thoughts" that briefly makes an explicit connection between the drama and the scripture passage. It's just what you need to inject a healthy dose of fun into the serious business of speaking and hearing the word of God.
Some of the amusing titles include:
- N-o-o-o-t Exactly (Advent 1)
- What's The Word? (Christmas)
- Unfathomable Riches No Assembly Required, Gentiles Included (Epiphany)
- The Foolishness Of God (Epiphany 4)
A graduate of Harvard University (B.A. and M.B.A.), John A. TenBrook has been addicted to the theatre ever since he appeared in Harvard's famous Hasty Pudding Show as an undergraduate. He has worked in marketing and public relations for the Westvaco and Friendly Ice Cream corporations, and has also served as Director of Community Relations for two social service agencies in the Springfield, Massachusetts, area. He is currently the Communications Coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.
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