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Enduring Principles are values, concepts, and themes
that the Community
of Christ endeavor to uphold as essential components
that define the essence, heart, or soul of church identity,
mission, and message. Some call enduring principles "core
values" while others call them "foundational
concepts." They describe the personality of the church
as expressed through its participants, congregations,
and affiliate organizations throughout the world. The
Enduring Principles of the Community
of Christ are Grace and Generosity, Sacredness of
Creation, Continuing Revelation, Worth of All Persons,
All Are Called, Responsible Choices, Pursuit of Peace
(Shalom), Unity in Diversity, and Blessings of Community.
Each of these principles are not meant to be limiting
or comprehensive but are helps for people to live a spiritually
healthy life. The dramas under these categories aim to
express these foundational understandings.
The link to the Community of Christ's website about Enduring Principles is here. To see how church members throughout the world express
the enduring principles of the church, follow this link
to the statement: "We Are One, We Are Many."
|Dialogues require two
or more people who have memorized their lines. They are
short and simple.
|Mime is good for situations
when people have no time to memorize many lines. The mime
are NOT performed in whiteface or a clown suit. Sometimes
the actors speak (alas)!
|Monologues require one
person to perform. While the person can read the monologue,
a true performance with the lines memorized and rehearsed
would be more effective.
|Narration with Pantomime
is good in a situation when a microphone is needed and several
people want to engage in the performance. People performing
the pantomime do not speak.
Interpretative readings do not need to be memorized.
They are reader's theatre type of performances. Several
microphones may be needed.
A responsive reading is a congregational response to
a leader's statement. These need to be printed in the
program or projected.
|A Multi-Part Drama is
a drama that is presented in parts throughout the service.
|Drama for Christmas and
|One-Act plays require
more extensive rehearsals, a director, memorization, and
|A heartfelt look at our
relationship with God by living with two dogs. These are
kinds of interpretative readings.
|These are essays to help
people understand how to direct or put up a drama with an
emphasis on directing drama for worship either in a congregational
setting or camps and reunions.
|These are essays aimed
to help people understand the relationship between theatre
and religion with an emphasis on the nature of theatre and
using theatre as a method to witness.
|This is a link to gaming
graphics and a values-based computer game that is in process
of being created.
A Few Notes
(1) I'm aware that publishing this way has risks. A person
can take a work and call it his own. After considerable
thought, I came to believe that more harm comes to the
person stealing than to the author. So I take that risk.
(2) I've been writing for my church for years, and this
is simply a way to offer these creative endeavors to other
people. If you want it, take it.
(3) If you have similar thoughts and want to submit your
work, e-mail me.