Quick Take - Morris talks The Christians

Morris Ertman
September 26, 2017

Describe the play in one word:


In one sentence, what challenges you about the script?

Describing the challenge(s) in one sentence.

What’s a Bible verse that challenges you?

“I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by me.”

If this play weren’t called ‘The Christians’, what would you call it?

I’m no good at titles, but The Cost of Conviction. [Which] sounds more like a sermon title. There’s a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young song with the following lyrics, written about the Kent State shootings in the 60s. It seems somehow appropriate.

Find the cost of freedom

Buried in the ground

Mother Earth will swallow you

Lay your body down.

There’s something about the spiritual journey of the people in this play that is contained in that lyric, if you replace “freedom” with “belief.”

If someone doesn’t go to church, why would/should they go to a show set in a church?

Because they can look at church with outside eyes, and not have to participate.

What’s a Bible verse you try and live your life by?

“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

What’s your favorite zinger line from the script that isn’t a plot spoiler?

“It says that. It actually says that!”

Which role in the script do you identify with most?
(Pastor / Elder / Associate / Congregant / Spouse)

Pastor Paul

What’s a question that should be in everyone’s post-show discussion? (Either over drinks or on the ride home?)

What does personal conviction cost us, and is it worth it?

Quick Take - Morris talks The Christians

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