They're some of the most famous stories ever told:

The Prodigal Son ... the Good Samaritan ... The Sower of Seeds...

...Stories we have heard many times...

--Or have we?

Join Jesus on the road and be as surprised as the disciples were

to hear the stories that Jesus is telling

--and what you've been missing.






In an evening that is both entertaining and eye-opening, Runyeon performs the famous parables in Luke's travel narrative, and then pauses to reflect on how we hear each story--and miss what it is really saying.

In many ways, we are like Luke's first audience--affluent Greeks raised on academics and theater.  It's hard for us to "have ears to hear" these stories.

So Runyeon does what Luke himself did.  He starts with Jesus speaking in the synagogue at Nazareth, and takes us on a journey to Jerusalem, so we can hear these famous stories in order, and begin to hear what Jesus was really saying.

As Jesus said in the synagogue, "This Scripture is fulfilled, as your ears hear it."  But how do we hear Scripture?  All too often, as stories about other people, back then--or as fables in a storybook, rather than as stories told in the tradition of the prophet Nathan, stories about our lives here and now

Sharing stories from his own life and his friends' lives that are both funny and deeply touching, Runyeon helps us to see what we have been missing.  And he encourages us to respond to these parables by entering the story God is telling right now, and coming to know the joy that Luke wrote about in his Gospel:  the joy of becoming a story He is telling, out there, on the road.

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                         LUKE / HOLLYWOOD vs. FAITH

For youth audiences, LUKE may also be combined with an abbreviated version of HOLLYWOOD vs. FAITHx.

In America, Runyeon says, we live in a tug of war between the stories we hear in church, and the stories we hear "out there" from the media--especially when we are young.  He encourages his audience to hear what both storytellers are saying more clearly, so we can choose a way of life that leads to real happiness.

                                           Read more about HOLLYWOOD vs. FAITHx


"Superb...visually powerful...

a talented actor living out his faith, ...his best performance of all."

----Matt Zeni - Nativity of Our Lord Church

     Pensacola, FL  - 850-477-3221

For more LUKE reviews, call:

Fr. Rick Weltin, Our Lady of Lourdes

     Decatur, IL - 217-877-4404

Fr. Gerald Weymes, St. Timothy

     Chantilly, VA -- 703-378-7461

Fr. Robert Tucker, St. Anthony of Padua

     Litchfield, CT - 860-567-5515

Catherine Butel, Dioc. of Scranton, PA

     Parish Life - 570-207-2213x1148

Pat Piano, Pastoral Assoc - St. Timothy

     New Hartford, CT - 860-232-8594

Ami Conlan - Sacred Heart Church

     Southbury, CT - 203-264-5065 Ext. 5

Gloria Josephs - St. Luke Church

     Westborough, MA - 508-366-8509

Fr Ken or Renee Norton- St. Luke Church

     River Forest, IL - 708-771-6635
Tonya Tomasek - 1st Lutheran Church

     Marshall, MN - 507-532-2429

Linda Smith or Fr. Paul - St. Julie Billiart

     Newbury Park, CA - 805-498-3602
Kimberlee Donahue - St. Joseph Church

     Bristol, CT - 860-582-2888
Patience Lyssy - Blessed Sacrament

     Poth, TX - 830-391-2425
Jo Ann Elder - Our Lady of Lourdes

     Daytona Beach, FL - 386-255-0433

Fr Kent or Gayle - St. Vincent de Paul

     Andover, KS - 316-733-1423

Diane Dover - St. Joseph Shrine

     Brooklyn, MI - 517-467-2106

Rev. Roger Eigenfeld - St. Luke Lutheran

     Middleton, WI - 608-831-6084

Rev. Mark Jensen, First Lutheran

     Beaver Dam, WI - 920-885-4497

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