The Big Story – Bridgewater, VA

Event Information

Event Type:
Open to Public

Event Date:
Sep 27, 2016

Event Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am

Bridgewater College

Event Description

The Big Story – Bridgewater, VA

Ted will be performing The Big Story in convocation on September 27 2016 at 9:30 am in the Carter Center at Bridgewater College, 400 E. College St., Bridgewater, VA. Admission is free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the Bridgewater College Office of Spiritual Life.

Combining scripture, story, and humor, Ted brings biblical characters and stories to life in unexpected and entertaining ways. Ted is a theologian of a different sort. Both theater and seminary trained, he has found a unique and entertaining discovery; at the intersection of humor and biblical story is often a greater understanding of the text. Or, at the very least, a different understanding. It’s “comedic exegesis.” When we allow ourselves to laugh, we open up the possibility of experiencing God’s grace and accepting the truth of our lives more courageously.

The Big Story features, well, the Big Story, of God's first recorded interactions with us humans. Spanning from Genesis to Revelation, this walk through the Bible includes these scenes:

Abraham receiving a new sign of the covenant with God.
Aaron’s frustrations with the limited menu while wandering in the desert—”It seems like Moses is making the stuff up as he goes along.”
Jeremiah and his tattered shorts—”I was never that popular anyway.”
Peter’s amazement and bewilderment of this man Jesus—”Does everything have to be a teachable moment with this guy?”
Paul’s poignant description of his conversion.
The book of Revelation seen through the eyes of a homeless man who discovers the book lying on the subway.