Missional musical

October 10, 2007

Guys-And-DollsKay & I ditched the kids at home last night and went out to see Guys & Dolls. What a great show! I had forgotten how complex the music is, and just plain funny.

It is billed as a “musical fable of broadway”. I remembered that a Christian worker is one of the lead roles, but I was still surprised to find that it was a powerful missional fable! (The strongest lines are missing from the film version; watch the play instead for the full missional punch.)

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to Missional musical

  1. This is nothing to do with Guys and Dolls, but guess who is here in Yokohama with us? Chris and Minglan and the kids! Too bad we are having a small reunion here without you! Actually the kids are spending the night with us tonight, and tomorrow after breakfast, they leave us, but it is awesome fun to get hooked up and caught up again! Wish you were here!
    Andrea

  2. Andrea! You still come by this blog? I’m so glad. Wish we could have been with you guys and the Keeners! Give a big old hug to your man.

  3. Yeah, I kinda remember the show being unique in that it wasn’t anti-faith/God/Christ/etc… Also, isn’t the lead character’s name Sky Masterson? Maybe he was part native american.

  4. Joe, I think it also provides an interesting critique of evangelism. And “Sky” Masterson’s real name is… nah, that’s kind of a spoiler.