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"Glimpses" drama troupe performs on road

"Glimpses of Truth," a Christian drama group from Brewton-Parker College, recently traveled to Ellerslie for three performances at two Methodist churches in the Harris County area of west Georgia.

"Glimpses of Truth" is an outreach ministry of the Communication program at Brewton-Parker. Originally built out of the desire to provide Communication students with a practical application for their public speaking and acting training, the program has now evolved into much more. 

The "Glimpses" program is under the supervision and direction of Dr. Don Wallace, a communication professor at Brewton-Parker College. The student director is Corinne Bird, a junior Communication major from Jesup who also performs+.

The name "Glimpses of Truth" comes from the opening line in the old hymn, "Open My Eyes": Open my eyes that I may see, glimpses of truth thou hast for me.

This year in "Glimpses" there is a wide variety of students ranging from first-semester freshmen to second-semester seniors.

Members of this year's team include: Hugo A. Soto, a freshman Ministry major from Effingham; Kimberly S. Knighton, a sophomore Communication major from Rockville, Md.; José Santos, a freshman Education major from Baxley; Erin Bower, an Early Childhood Education major from Waycross; Renia Avera, a senior Communication major from Thomasville.

Also: Paul Lanning, a freshman English major from Waverly Hall; Jacob Knighton, a junior Communication major from Rockville, Md.; Jennifer Vaughn, a senior Communication major from Dublin; Callie Bynum, a sophomore Communication major from Guntersville, Ala.; and last, but not least, is James Wallace, a senior Communication major from Mount Vernon and son of Dr. Don Wallace.

"Glimpses" has prepared many different skits and short dramas for this year's repertoire. These skits vary from length and include humorous and serious moments.

"Peculiar People" is a skit about how the church today can sometimes be a very strange place with odd customs and traditions.  In the end, however, it is not the traditions that make it peculiar, but the love that binds the church together.

"Sand Castles" is a skit that illustrates how relationships must be built on the solid foundation of Christ if they are to survive the rushing tides. "Religion Patrol" reminds people that they have a choice in choosing the Jesus of the Bible or the Jesus that society tries to mold Him into.

"The Wind and the Spirit" is a hilarious allegory demonstrating the conflict between fear and faith. "An Annoying Little Sin" shows the effects of, well, an annoying little sin.

"Do What?" was the disciples' reaction to Jesus when he wanted them to feed 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two pieces of fish. "Dead Faith" illustrates that faith, without works, is dead.

In "Devotions" the importance of a daily time with God is portrayed. "Forgiveness For What?" shows what happens when Christians are more concerned with chalking up a "convert" than loving the person.

"But I Don't Wanna Go to Church!" is a comical look at the problems with that attitude. "Feed and Seed" is about the parable of the sower and the seeds.

"Glimpses" has also preformed this year at Baptist Student Union of Brewton-Parker College, First Baptist Church of Glenwood, Preview Day at BPC, First United Methodist Church in Vidalia, and also on campus with performances for their fellow students.

"Glimpses" is open to students who understand the value and effectiveness of Christian drama in ministering to people both within and without the church walls. It is open to those who have experience with such programs, and to those who simply desire to worship God and show others His love through the dramatic arts.

Organizations who are interested in hosting the program can contact Dr. Wallace at Brewton-Parker College, 583-3100.

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