And It Came to Pass (2 of 4)

Samson

A Bible story inspired by church camp dramas: Samson and Delilah Judges 16 (RCV, Revised Camp Version) And behold, a man named Samson (which means “one with suspiciously long, nylon hair”) approached the city of Gaza. Though small of stature and scrawny of build, he was known throughout the land for his great strength. That night, as evidence of his…

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And It Came to Pass (1 of 4)

Good Samaritan

In the beginning was the Word. And almost since the beginning, famous stories from the Word have been depicted at church camps around the world—often with fascinating script changes. What if the Bible writers had first witnessed the events not in their original settings, but at Bible drama night at church camp? Now that would have produced a different version…

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“How Much to Free the Lady?”

woman holding a cage of birds

A few years ago, I was visiting my daughter in Chiang Mai, Thailand. From the hotel window I spotted a local lady carrying what looked like a big wicker basket, filled with smaller closed baskets. My daughter explained that each little cage contained a sparrow. A Buddhist person could pay 75 cents to set a sparrow free. And this would,…

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A Not-So-Happy Day?

We are saved by the blood of the Lamb/blood of Jesus. But that concept is a problem if you’re trying to mix all the world religions. Some time ago I saw a TV special about the importance of music in world faiths. (This was an episode of the Global Spirit series, titled “Sound of the Soul.”) The subtle message was…

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And a Moo Goo Gai Pan to Go

Chinese dumplings

Two bloopers I found while editing sort of pay tribute to Chinese restaurants. “During the ’70s, irresponsible Hollywood moviemakers coerced the people of earth into participating regularly in wonton fear.” “Wasn’t Jesus worried that she would go back to her wonton ways and waste his good efforts?” Both of these writers intended to say wanton. But it’s OK. We’re happy…

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