The Swingles' Dramatic Developments
We perform, teach and speak around the world. This is a travelblog plus reviews and observations, living in New York City. To follow this blog, click the "Follow" link above. You can also receive updates quarterly or whenever the blog is updated. To subscribe go to:
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Back at Carnegie Hall
The NY Times review didn't mention that the audience called the conductor back nine times after the final piece on the program. That included two encores. It was thrilling.
Friday, November 16, 2007
In All Circumstances
How can we truly have grateful hearts at Thanksgiving with the bad choices people make all around us?
Join us at 7pm the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 21, at Westchester Chapel for "In All Circumstances," a sketch based on portions of The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. Corrie, her sister, Betsie, and their father built a false wall into their home in Haarlem, the Netherlands, to hide Jewish people during the Holocaust. The ten Booms were turned in and the sisters joined 1400 women in the quarters of Ravensbruck, a concentration camp built to hold 400. Experience the hope that helped them thank God in all circumstances.
Out of the sketch Joyce Swingle will preach and Dom Crincoli will lead worship.
Join us in giving thanks.
Directions by car: WestchesterChapel.org
Public Transportation from NYC: RichDrama.com/WCCC/NYC
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Amazing Grace on DVD today
Ken Wales joined us at MasterWorks last summer (click here for the post).
Ken recently was used as the centerpiece on an article on a very encouraging article, Faith on Film in Charisma.
Starting today the DVD of his film Amazing Grace is available on DVD.
|Amazing Grace, DVD|
Amazing Grace, from acclaimed director, Michael Apted, tells the inspiring story of how one man's passion and perseverance changed the world. Based on the true-life story of William Wilberforce (Gruffudd), a leader of the British abolition movement, the film chronicles his epic struggle to pass a law to end the slave trade in the late 18th century. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition from members of Parliament who feel the slave trade is tied to the stability of the British Empire. Several friends, including Wilberforce's minister, John Newton (Finney), a reformed slave ship captain who penned the beloved hymn Amazing Grace, urge him to see the cause through. Rated PG. Approx. 111 Minutes.
DVD Special Features:
Waiting for my Fingers
Mac Nelson, who was best man at our wedding, just published a book, Waiting for My Fingers: One Man's Reflection on Sin, Suffering, Healing and Victory. Joyce and I are both mentioned in this amazing story, and some of you were even praying for him through one of my blogs (SwinglePrayer) before, during and after his surgery. What began in the hospital was brought to completion in a very dramatic fashion.
To order, click here.
Word of Promise
Last summer at MasterWorks John Kirby spoke about how he coached Jim Caviezel and many other actors on the Word of Promise project. He played an excerpt, which was so compelling. It's now available...
|The Word of Promise|
The Word of Promise New Testament Audio Bible uses Dramatic Audio Theater to deliver the entire New Testament in a new and exciting way, complete with music and sound effects. Jim Caviezel (The Passion of the Christ) leads this star-studded cast in a compelling presentation of the New King James Version New Testament. This multi-voiced audio drama is directed by actor, writer, producer and president of the award-winning Cerny/American Creative Studios, JoBe Cerny. It features an original music score written by award-winning Italian composer, Stefano Mainetti and state-of-the-art sound effects. 25 Hours on 20 CDs in a zippered case.
Special Features and Cast List:
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I just rediscovered an article on the Welch Revival. It broke out on October 31, 1904. Christianit Today reported that "crime levels plummeted and courts were closed because there were no cases to hear; families were reunited and marriages were restored; epidemic levels of drunkenness and violence in towns were dramatically reduced; prayer meetings broke out on street corners, in mines, in police stations and on rugby pitches; and more than 100,000 people became Christians within a year."
Lord, bring more of that!
Here's the whole article: http://www.christiantoday.com/news/miss/181.htm