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If God Wanted Us to Fly He Would Have Given Us Wings!

by Kitty Burns

Three Short Comedies / 3m, 3f / InteriorsIf God Wanted Us to Fly He Would Have Given Us Wings! is a set of 3 one-act plays, all spoofing the airlines. Plays include: Terminal Terror; On Hold at 30,000 Feet; Identity Crisis

Island of Anyplace

by Charles Marz

Play with Music / 4m, 3f / Unit Set / Since its first performance in 1990 at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, thousands have been enthralled by this fantasy that introduces children to the magic of live theatre with a yarn about a fantastic journey and mythical creatures.Running time: one hour. "Any kid would be delighted to travel to The Island of Anyplace."-- Boston Globe. "The perfect antidote for too much TV."-- Peggy Charren, Founder of Action for Children's Television. "The most engaging and amusing introduction to theatre that I know. Wonderful for children (and their parents!) of all ages."-- Robert Brustein, A.R.T. Artistic Director. Sheet music included in the book; optional music cassette available.

I Take This Man

by Jack Sharkey

Farce / 3m, 2f / Interior / When lovely young Gideon Hollis a.k.a. Giddy spots an unconscious man in a tank top and shorts lying in Copley Square just after all other Boston Marathon racers have crossed the finish line, she reasons that since nice guys finish last, this must be Mr. Right! She has a helpful policeman tote him to her nearby apartment, shocking her roommate whose fiance is due for a dinner date. When the comatose dreamboat revives and cannot remember who he is, Giddy tells him they are married and regrets her subterfuge when he tries to be a loving husband. Complications escalate at a furious pace in this outrageous concoction of wild, warm, and lightning paced hilarity that is perfect for the entire family.

It's a Wonderful Life

by Thomas M. Sharkey

Musical / 9m, 4f / 1 Set / About to kill himself on Christmas Eve, George discovers, with the help his guardian angel Clarence, what the world would be like if he had never been born.

Is the Real You Really You?

by John Tobias

Comedy / 2m, 2f /InteriorHarold arrives home one night, discusses the kids, what's for supper, etc. with his wife, Honey- until he realizes he is the wrong husband, she is the wrong wife and he is in the wrong apartment. So begins this hilarious comedy about love, the life force and the real you in this age of shifting sexual roles and future shock. Honey becomes entangled with Harold, with her tranquilized real husband, Henry- who instead of acting like a betrayed spouse tries to sell everyone life insurance- and with Harold's real wife, Gloria, who wins him back by reversing roles and emerging as the seductive other woman. The climax is a comic on stage fight in which everyone relieves their pent up frustrations.

The Emotionally Healthy Church, Updated and Expanded Edition: A Strategy for Discipleship That Actually Changes Lives

by Warren Bird Peter Scazzero Leighton Ford

"In this new edition of his Gold Medallion Award-winning book, Peter Scazzero shares powerful insights on how contemplative spirituality can help pastors and individual church member slow down—an integral key to spiritual and emotional health . Sharing from the painful but liberating journey of his own church, Scazzero reveals exactly how the truth can and does make people free—not just superficially, but deep down. This expanded edition of The Emotionally Healthy Church not only takes the six principles described in the original book further and deeper, but adds a crucial seventh principle. • Principle 1: Look Beneath the Surface • Principle 2: Break the Power of the Past • Principle 3: Live in Brokenness and Vulnerability • Principle 4: Receive the Gift of Limits • Principle 5: Embrace Grieving and Loss • Principle 6: Make Incarnation Your Model for Loving Well • Principle 7: Slow Down to Lead with Integrity "

DiscipleShift: Five Steps That Help Your Church to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples

by Robert Coleman Jim Putman Bobby William Harrington

Over the last thirty years, many influential church leaders and church planters in America have adopted various models for reaching unchurched people. An “attractional” model will seek to attract people to a local church. Younger leaders may advocate a more “missional” approach, in which believers live and work among unchurched people and intentionally seek to serve like Christ. While each of these approaches have merit, something is still missing, something even more fundamental to the mission of the church: discipleship. Making disciples—helping people to trust and follow Jesus—is the church’s God-given mandate. Devoted disciples attract people outside the church because of the change others see in their Christ-like lives. And discipleship empowers Christians to be more like Christ as they intentionally develop relationship with non-believers. DiscipleShift walks you through five key “shifts” that churches must make to refocus on the biblical mission of discipleship. These intentional changes will attract the world and empower your church members to be salt and light in their communities.

Grasping God's Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible

by Mark L. Strauss Kevin J. Vanhoozer J. Scott Duvall J. Daniel Hays

Just as a rock climber’s handhold enables him to master the mountain, a firm grasp on God’s Word empowers us to traverse the challenging, risky slopes of life. Grasping God’s Word helps college students, beginning seminary students, and other serious readers get a grip on the solid rock of Scripture—how to read it, how to interpret it, and how to apply it. Filling the gap between approaches that are too simple and others that are too technical, this book starts by equipping readers with general principles of interpretation, then moves on to apply those principles to specific genres and contexts. Features include: • Proven in classrooms across the country • Hands-on exercises to guide students through the interpretation process • Emphasis on real-life application • Supplemented by a website for professors providing extensive teaching materials • Accompanying workbook (sold separately) This third edition includes updated illustrations, appendices, bibliography, and assignments, and has been rearranged for clarity. In order to emphasize the redemptive narrative arc of the Bible and provide greater canonical correlation, the authors have modified the steps of the Interpretive Journey to include a fifth step throughout the book: 1. Grasp the text in their town. What did the text mean to the biblical audience? 2. Measure the width of the river to cross. What are the differences between the biblical audience and us? 3. Cross the principlizing bridge. What is the theological principle in this text? 4. Cross into the rest of Scripture. Does the rest of the canon’s teaching modify or qualify this principle? 5. Grasp the text in our town. How should Christians today apply the theological principle in their lives? Grasping God’s Word progresses through the following five sections: 1. How to Read the Book—Basic Tools 2. Contexts—Now and Then 3. Meaning and Application 4. The Interpretive Journey—New Testament 5. The Interpretive Journey—Old Testament

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary

by Moisés Silva Merrill C. Tenney J. D. Douglas

The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary provides a visually stimulating journey for anyone interested in learning more about the world of the Bible. Through the articles, sidebars, charts, maps, and full-color images included in this volume, the text of the Old and New Testaments will come alive for you as never before. As a condensation of the Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, the information contained within this reference work is solid and biblically sound. The material is based completely on the NIV and cross-referenced to the King James Version, and it contains over 7,200 entries, 500 four-color photographs, charts, and illustrations, 75 four-color maps, and a Scripture index … making this wonderful Bible study resource a must-have whether you’re a general reader of the Bible, a pastor, or a student.

Barefoot Church: Serving the Least in a Consumer Culture

by Brandon Hatmaker

People are hungry to make a difference in their community, yet most don’t know where to start. In fact, “serving the least” is often one of the most neglected biblical mandates in the church. Barefoot Church shows readers how today’s church can be a catalyst for individual, collective, and social renewal in any context. Whether pastors or laypeople, readers will discover practical ideas that end up being as much about the Gospel and personal transformation as they are about serving the poor. Here they will see how the organizational structure of the church can be created or redesigned for mission in any context. Drawing from his own journey, Brandon Hatmaker proves to readers that serving the least is not a trendy act of benevolence but a lifestyle of authentic community and spiritual transformation. As Hatmaker writes, “My hope is that God would open our eyes more and more to the needs of our community. And that we would see it as the church’s responsibility to lead the charge.”

Infidelities

by Jane Milmore Billy Van Zandt

Comedy / 5m, 4f / Unit Set / "Everything we do in life is based on getting laid!" That's the opening line and the undoing of the lead character in this hilarious romantic comedy by the authors of Drop Dead and Love, Sex and the I.R.S. Harold Stang, a playwright obsessed with sex, Charlie Chaplin and pastrami sandwiches meets Kelly Carroll, an aspiring actress obsessed with him. Their love story is told via flashbacks, fantasy scenes and monologues in which five actors play 36 roles. The work is a wonderful showcase for the actor who stars as Harold, whose life is one long bedroom farce.

I Love You, I Love You Not

by Wendy Kesselman

Drama / 2f / Interior / Like Ms. Kesselman's Maggie Magalita , this piece deals with a young woman's coming to terms with her ethnic heritage in this case, her Jewishness. Daisy is visiting her grandmother in the country. Daisy is neurotic and unhappy in her home life and is on the verge of a troubled adolescence. Her grandmother offers her an emotional anchor and she teaches her about being an adult by offering gentle advice, good books, and good cooking and by telling Daisy of her life at Daisy's age when she was in Auschwitz where she lost her two sisters.

Imaginary Invalid (Stone)

by Moliere

Comedy / 8m, 4f / Interior / Monsieur Ardin, the imaginary invalid, is a thoroughgoing hypochondriac. His daughter, Angelique, is in love with Cleante. But Ardin insists that she shall marry the son of a doctor and a doctor himself, Thomas Defois. Toinette, the maid and Beralde, Ardin's brother, do everything possible to dissuade Ardin in his determination to marry Angelique to the stupid Thomas. Beline, Ardin's shrewish wife, is determined that Angelique shall become a nun so that there will be no one but she, Beline, to inherit Ardin's estate. By many tricks, Toinette and Beralde show up Beline as the mercenary she is and the doctors as the fools they are.

Horrid Massacre in Boston

by Don Nigro

Dark Dramatic Comedy / 4m, 4f / Interior / Jane Lamb, an orphan, finds a home at Mrs. Turley's Bunch of Grapes Inn in Boston during the Revolution. The colorful, eccentric and dangerous regulars she encounters there include a demonic roustabout who is a patriot, a traitor or a bit of both; Ophelia, a mad girl who talks to mice, and the Oyster Man, a street vendor obsessed with the Boston Massacre where he received a wound that has scrambled his brains to an alarming degree. Jane learns a vivid lesson about the dark underside of patriotic mythology in this nightmarish world of murder, secrets, betrayal and lunacy. This savagely funny, robust and haunting play is part of the author's series Pendragon Plays.

His And Hers

by Jason Milligan

Here are 150 original monologues by the author of the popular collections ACTORS WRITE FOR ACTORS, ENCORE! and GOING SOLO. Each features sharply defined characters with clear-cut objectives, designed to showcase individual talents. (No royalty for audition purposes only.)

Zondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery

by John A. Beck

Biblical authors seized imagery drawn from everyday life and redeployed it in the service of divine revelation. But today’s readers are not familiar with many of these once-common illustrations. The distance in time, place, and culture between the Bible’s first recipients and people today often mutes the rhetorical impact of such images. Students of the Bible need someone to explain both the meaning and significance of the imagery found in the biblical text. The Zondervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery provides the kind of assistance today’s readers need. Entries explain images that correspond to a cultural artifact from the biblical world (such as arrow or sandal), a component of natural history (such as fox or fig tree), a named place (such as Mount Sinai or Nazareth), or a component of the Promised Land’s physical geography (such as mountain or wilderness) Each entry contains a description of the element or image, examples of how the image is used in the biblical text, and appropriate full-color photographs and maps that further illustrate the ideas presented. Students of Scripture will find the Zodervan Dictionary of Biblical Imagery a fascinating and inspiring portal to the biblical world.

Understanding Biblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice

by Edward W Klink III Darian R. Lockett

Understanding Biblical Theology clarifies the catch-all term “biblical theology,” a movement that tries to remove the often-held dichotomy between biblical studies for the Church and as an academic pursuit. This book examines the five major schools of thought regarding biblical theology and handles each in turn, defining and giving a brief developmental history for each one, and exploring each method through the lens of one contemporary scholar who champions it. Using a spectrum between history and theology, each of five “types” of biblical theology are identified as either “more theological” or “more historical” in concern and practice: Biblical Theology as Historical Description (James Barr) Biblical Theology as History of Redemption (D. A. Carson) Biblical Theology as Worldview-Story (N. T. Wright) Biblical Theology as Canonical Approach (Brevard Childs) Biblical Theology as Theological Construction (Francis Watson). A conclusion suggests how any student of the Bible can learn from these approaches.

Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science

by John C. Lennox

What did the writer of Genesis mean by “the first day”? Is it a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture? In response to the continuing controversy over the interpretation of the creation narrative in Genesis, John Lennox proposes a succinct method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture. With examples from history, a brief but thorough exploration of the major interpretations, and a look into the particular significance of the creation of human beings, Lennox suggests that Christians can heed modern scientific knowledge while staying faithful to the biblical narrative. He moves beyond a simple response to the controversy, insisting that Genesis teaches us far more about the God of Jesus Christ and about God’s intention for creation than it does about the age of the earth. With this book, Lennox offers a careful yet accessible introduction to a scientifically-savvy, theologically-astute, and Scripturally faithful interpretation of Genesis.

Galatians

by Thomas R. Schreiner Clinton E. Arnold

Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, this series brings together commentary features rarely gathered together in one volume. Written by notable evangelical scholars, each volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series treats the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek. The series consistently provides the main point, an exegetical outline, verse-by-verse commentary, and theology in application in each section of every commentary. Critical scholarship informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author’s message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find these books beneficial. The ZECNT series covers the entire New Testament in twenty volumes; Clinton E. Arnold serves as general editor. In this volume, Thomas R. Schreiner offers pastors, students, and teachers a focused resource for reading Galatians. Through the use of graphic representations of translations, succinct summaries of main ideas, exegetical outlines and other features, Schreiner presents Paul’s Epistle to the Galatians with precision and accuracy. Because of this series’ focus on the textual structure of the scriptures, readers will better understand the literary elements of Galatians, comprehend the author’s revolutionary goals, and ultimately discover their vital claims upon the church today.

Ephesians

by Clinton E. Arnold

Designed for the pastor and Bible teacher, this series brings together commentary features rarely gathered together in one volume. Written by notable evangelical scholars, each volume in the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series treats the literary context and structure of the passage in the original Greek. The series consistently provides the main point, an exegetical outline, verse-by-verse commentary, and theology in application in each section of every commentary. Critical scholarship informs each step but does not dominate the commentary, allowing readers to concentrate on the biblical author’s message as it unfolds. While primarily designed for those with a basic knowledge of biblical Greek, all who strive to understand and teach the New Testament will find these books beneficial. The ZECNT series covers the entire New Testament in twenty volumes; Clinton E. Arnold serves as general editor. In this volume, Clinton Arnold offer pastors, students, and teachers a focused resource for reading Ephesians. Through the use of graphic representations of translations, succinct summaries of main ideas, exegetical outlines and other features, Arnold present Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians with precision and accuracy. Because of this series’ focus on the textual structure of the scriptures, readers will better understand the literary elements of Ephesians, comprehend the author’s revolutionary goals, and ultimately discovering their vital claims upon the church today.

Hot Property

by Fred Carmichael

Comedy / 4m, 4f / Interior / Laughter, mistaken identities,, and even a "sting" conspire to make this an irresistible comedy. Jamie's mother was an author and before she died she wrote the sensational and sensuous life history of INEZ which is fast becoming a best seller but crafty Spencer Layton got hold of the manuscript and had it published with him as author. Jamie and his fiance, Kay, are about to give up when Albertine Johnson, a character actress, appears fresh from a fire which canceled a week's engagement of her touring company. She and her fellow thespians assume other identities and act their hearts out to defeat Spencer. Albertine enters as the notorious Inez to persuade Spencer Inez is real and will sue him for slander. Another of the actors comes in as Inez's long lost daughter and another as the publisher of the book. When the real publisher shows up, the sting is getting out of hand but plot twists and the inventiveness of actors makes for a happily hilarious ending.

Haiku

by Katherine Snodgrass

Drama / 3f / Interior / This sublimely beautiful play won the Heidemann Award at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Though severely retarded, Louise is at brief intervals miraculously "normal" and sometimes so super normal that she speaks in beautiful haiku poetry. Her mother has published the poems under her own name. When an older daughter visits, she refuses to believe that her Louise composed the extraordinary poems.

Heat Lightning

by Robert F. Carroll

Comedy / 2m, 1f / Interior / Out of a summer storm, a panic stricken girl rushes into a bus stop terminal on a deserted highway, and bolts the door behind her. Encountering a lone passenger waiting for the last bus, she gaps out her frightening experience of having just witnessed a murder and escaped from the maniac. Gradually, the man's insistent questioning about the murderer's identity leads the girl to realize he's the man. The realization is shattered when a flash of lightning reveals another man's face at the door. The second man is admitted. Now the girl has her back to the wall, not knowing who is to be trusted and who is to be feared. Her decision is the climax of the play.

Here There And Everywhere

by Jason Milligan

A Collection of Plays by Jason Milligan

Helen's Most Favorite Day

by Mark Dunn

Fantasay / 2m, 4f / Unit Set / Be careful what you wish for... Love at "second sight" and a magic wish doom Helen to repeat the best day of her life ad infinitum, unless she can be rescued by those nearest and dearest to her in this romantic fantasy about love in three tenses, and dreams fulfilled and un. Helen's Most Favorite Day tells the story of forty-four year old Helen, for whom romantic love has been an infrequent caller. At a trip to the fairgrounds Helen is swept off her feet by a carnie named Jed who gives her one of the nicest, most special days of her life. He gives Helen another gift as well: a "wish" proffered to him by his friend, a mystic. Helen, playing along, "wishes" for the chance to repeat this special day forever. Her wish is granted. And with it comes the direst of unforeseen repercussions. Her family and friends rally to assist Helen by wishing themselves back to that same day from which they hope to extricate poor Helen, and to, in fact, save the universe. Premiered by the Community Theatre League, Williamsport, PA, in 2000. A gentle comedy wrapped in a beat-the-clock rollick, as science and logic take a back seat to the directives of the human heart.

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