NEWS ARCHIVE DECEMBER
of Jonah Rescheduled
God just reaches out and grabs you, and says, “Hey! Nice idea, but I’ve got a
better plan.” Kind of
like He did with Jonah!
the first time in DIM’s six-year existence, performances of a DIM
production were cancelled, due to a (providentially) untimely
unique outreach-oriented drama, The Sign of Jonah
features a large cast of characters in an ensemble performance. The setting is
but could be any modern city.
The angels have gathered to stage their own version of the
Nuremburg trial; but it turns out everyone is to be brought up
on charges, even the witnesses — even
over this trial is a judge, played by Linda Woltz (Linda has
appeared in the Chi Rho series,
originating the roles of Keilah in The Power Unleashed and
Benaiah in The Assignment). So, when Linda wound up flat
on her back the day after Thanksgiving, so did our
the play is an ideal outreach vehicle for anyone who has ever
suffered through some great catastrophe in life, and has never been
able to let go of the feeling that, somehow, someone somewhere ought to pay
we rescheduled our performances for Saturday and Sunday nights,
January 6 & 7, at 7
PM. In addition, we will be
hosting a free pasta
dinner at the church at 5
on Saturday the 6th for anyone who’d care to join us, as
thanks for your continuing support!
number of our faithful audience traveled long distances to make our
original scheduled performances, and even brought friends. We are terribly sorry for
the short-notice cancellation, and any inconvenience it may have
caused. Let us know how
we can make it up to you!
reserve a place at the free pasta dinner, please contact us at
206-241-6149. See you
at the show!
Founder Teams with HollywoodJesus
David Bruce has a very unique vision. A full-time preaching
pastor, David is also the webmaster and visionary behind the website
of David’s callings is to wrestle with the internet as a means of
impacting popular culture.
Taking a cue from the enormous effect that the printing press
had on the dissemination of the Gospel, Pastor Bruce wants to see
the same thing happen with the web: and to a degree, he has
By the end of the year, hollywoodjesus.com should surpass 19
makes this website so interesting? What makes his work so
noteworthy that everyone from Christianity Today to National
Enquirer is paying attention?
Bruce is an optimist; that is, he sees God working behind
everything! And in
particular, David has an uncanny ability to dissect movies and show
how they are part of a spiritual awakening in popular culture. Not necessarily a Christian
awakening, mind you, but at least an increased interest in things
spiritual. And David
has taken it upon himself to minister to those seeking expanded
spiritual meaning by making connections between popular spirituality
and the Christian faith.
looking at the number of responses he gets to his reviews, and the
widely varying audience they represent (everything from “church
lady” types to wiccans), it’s easy to see that he’s struck a
particularly meaningful chord.
in January of this year, DIM founder Greg Wright began a
collaboration with David Bruce, providing web-page proofreading and
editing on request.
This collaboration has expanded, as David has recruited Greg
to cover both the advance publicity and release of the Lord of the Rings movies
due out in 2001 and 2002.
studied the fiction of J.R.R Tolkien while earning his degree in
Greg’s training and current emphasis on ministry in the
convinced Pastor Bruce he had found the ideal candidate to whom he
could delegate responsibility for development of these web
pages. The Lord of the Rings
movies promise to be the biggest cinematic event of
out Greg’s reviews at hollywoodjesus.com. They can be found on the Upcoming Movies
Making a List and Checking it
The holiday season is always busy; but
directing or acting in a play or two always makes things more
Brunk’s production of The Haunting of Hill
House finished a three-weekend run at Redwood Theatre the first
weekend in November.
The next weekend, Greg Wright’s production of Arthur Miller’s
Broken Glass wrapped at
Puget Sound Christian
veteran Raymond Jones (Saint Joan and A Man for All Seasons)
also wrapped a production of Sanders Family Christmas
at his home church in December. Santa’s elves gave them all
a good report, which kept them off the “naughty” list for yet
Copyright (c) 2002 Greg