1993

 

1993 Episodes  Click an episode title for more information.
217: Rights, Wrongs, and Reasons
218: A Class Act
219: Treasures of the Heart
220: This Is Chad Pearson?
221: It Is Well
222: The Jesus Cloth
223: Real Time
224: Greater Love
225: Count It All Joy
226: An Adventure in Bethany I
227: An Adventure in Bethany II
228: A Game of Compassion
229: The Marriage Feast
230: Our Father
231: Hallowed Be Thy Name
232: Thy Kingdom Come
233: Thy Will Be Done
234: Our Daily Bread
235: Forgive Us As We Forgive
236: Into Temptation
237: Deliver Us from Evil
238: For Thine Is the Kingdom
239: The Power
240: And the Glory
241: Forever...Amen
242: Hymn Writers
243: Family Values
244: The Mysterious Stranger I
245: The Mysterious Stranger II
246: My Fair Bernard
247: Why Don't You Grow Up?
248: Terror from the Skies
249: The Case of the Delinquent Disciples
250: Pilgrim's Progress Revisited I
251: Pilgrim's Progress Revisited II
252: The Bad Hair Day
253: A Time for Christmas

 

#217 Rights, Wrongs, and Reasons

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Original Air Date: 1/02/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Romans 6:1

Theme: Doing the right thing for the right reason


Summary:

Whit, Connie and Jenny discuss four situations to see if they can spot the differences between the good and bad things people do and the reasons why they do it.

 

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#218 A Class Act

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Original Air Date: 1/09/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: James 2:1-4

Theme: Honesty, relying on God, favoritism


Summary:

Edwin Blackgaard finds himself in dire straits financially and reluctantly agrees to teach an acting class in Odyssey—after he receives an anonymous donation.

 

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#219 Treasures of the Heart

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Original Air Date: 1/16/93
Writers: Paul McCusker, Geoff Kohler

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 6:19

Theme: Setting proper priorities


Summary:

The Barclay family holds a yard sale to tidy up their cluttered attic.

 

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#220 This Is Chad Pearson?

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Original Air Date: 2/20/93
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Philippians 2:3-11

Theme: The folly of hero worship


Summary:

Bart Rathbone holds a big contest and the winner gets a date with television star Chad Pearson. It's a prize every girl in Odyssey wants...except the winner!

 

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#221 It Is Well

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Original Air Date: 2/27/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Philippians 4:12-13

Theme: Trusting God through all life's circumstances, the power of faith


Summary:

Whit tells Lucy the moving story behind the writing of the old hymn "It Is Well."

 

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Wooton's Whirled History: A Mix of Melody Makers (Special)

 


 

#222 The Jesus Cloth

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Original Air Date: 3/06/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:12

Theme: The object of our faith


Summary:

The appearance of a piece of cloth supposedly from Jesus' robe creates great hubbub in Odyssey.

 

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#223 Real Time

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Original Air Date: 3/13/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Luke 12:16-21

Theme: God's protection, making the most of each moment


Summary:

A debate about the existence of God, a stalled elevator and a ticking bomb are all part of Whit's visit to a local radio station.

 

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#224 Greater Love

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Original Air Date: 3/20/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: John 15:12-13

Theme: Jesus' love for us


Summary:

Whit hears the story of how Tom Riley's son died...from the man who claims to be responsible.

 

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#225 Count It All Joy

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Original Air Date: 3/27/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Nehemiah 8:10, James 1:2-4

Theme: Joy


Summary:

Middle-schooler Erica Clark tries to find joy in every situation, but nearly has an emotional breakdown in the process.

 

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#226 An Adventure in Bethany I

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Original Air Date: 4/03/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Scripture: John 11:1-12:11

Theme: The biblical story of Lazarus, the power of Jesus


Summary:

Lucy takes an Imagination Station to first century Bethany where she meets Marta, Miriam, and Eleazar preparing a feast for a special guest—Jesus!

 

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#227 An Adventure in Bethany II

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Original Air Date: 4/10/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Scripture: John 11:1-12:11

Theme: The biblical story of Lazarus, the power of Jesus


Summary:

Lucy takes an Imagination Station to first century Bethany where she meets Marta, Miriam, and Eleazar preparing a feast for a special guest—Jesus!

 

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The Crown of Thorns (Special)

 

 

 

#228 A Game of Compassion

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Original Air Date: 4/17/93
Writer: Jeff White

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Mark Drury

Scripture: James 2:14-26

Theme: Helping others, sacrifice


Summary:

Eric Myers makes a secret promise to help a despondent widow, but the promise will keep him from the season's most important soccer game.

 

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#229 The Marriage Feast

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Original Air Date: 4/24/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 22:1-14, Romans 6:23

Theme: The parable of the marriage feast


Summary:

Kids' Radio tells the story of a king's generous invitation to his son's wedding and the subjects who rudely reject it.

 

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#230 Our Father

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Original Air Date: 5/15/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Psalm 68:5

Theme: The importance of fathers


Summary:

Lawrence Hodges gets tangled up with the Bones of Rath. His need to find a father figure results in several hilarious flights of imagination.

 

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On Earth As It Is In Heaven (#17)
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#231 Hallowed Be Thy Name

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Original Air Date: 5/22/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Mark 14:55-62, Luke 1:26-38, John 18

Theme: God's name, the holiness of God


Summary:

Through Whit's new invention, BEAVRS, Connie learns some of the names of God.

 

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#232 Thy Kingdom Come

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Original Air Date: 5/29/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:18

Theme: The kingdom of God


Summary:

Whit attempts to explain the kingdom of heaven to Eugene.

 

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#233 Thy Will Be Done

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Original Air Date: 6/05/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 6:10

Theme: Knowing God's will


Summary:

Lucy Cunningham-Schultz struggles over a job offer from a liberal school newspaper, and Connie pushes Eugene to make a decision about faith.

 

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#234 Our Daily Bread

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Original Air Date: 6/12/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 6:31-33

Theme: Seeking God first, trusting in His protection and provision


Summary:

The Barclay family is thrown into turmoil when George gets laid off from his job.

 

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#235 Forgive Us As We Forgive

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Original Air Date: 6/19/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Luke 6:37-38

Theme: Forgiveness


Summary:

When his father returns from prison, Eric Myers comes face to face with his own lack of forgiveness.

 

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#236 Into Temptation

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Original Air Date: 6/26/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:13

Theme: The folly of giving in to temptation


Summary:

A new invention of Whit's—called the Room of Consequence—lets Jimmy play out what might happen if he disobeys his parents.

 

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#237 Deliver Us from Evil

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Original Air Date: 7/03/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Daniel 1-3

Theme: God's protection


Summary:

Bernard Walton and Eugene tell the story of Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego, and the fiery furnace.

 

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#238 For Thine Is the Kingdom

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Original Air Date: 7/10/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Romans 8:28

Theme: God's lordship in our lives


Summary:

Courtney Vincent hopes to become a world-class ballerina, but a car accident abruptly ruins her dreams.

 

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#239 The Power

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Original Air Date: 7/17/93
Writers: Marshal Younger, Paul McCusker

Directors: Paul McCusker, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 6:13

Theme: The abuse of power


Summary:

Isaac Morton finds himself at the mercy of a techno-bully who has the ability to change grades and alter school records.

 

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#240 And the Glory

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Original Air Date: 7/24/93
Writers: Marshal Younger, Paul McCusker

Directors: Paul McCusker, Marshal Younger
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Galatians 1:5

Theme: Giving glory to God


Summary:

Lawrence Hodges and Jimmy banter as announcers on Kids' Radio and can't agree on who makes the better Odyssey Coyotes sportscaster.

 

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#241 Forever...Amen

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Original Air Date: 7/31/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 19:13-14

Theme: God's love for us, dealing with loss


Summary:

Youngster Danny Schmidt wonders about death and eternity when his mother's unborn baby dies as a result of miscarriage.

 

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#242 Hymn Writers

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Original Air Date: 9/04/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Psalm 96:1-2

Theme: Christian composers, the importance of singing hymns


Summary:

Kids Radio presents a special program about three famous hymn writers and the origins of their hymns.

 

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#243 Family Values

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Original Air Date: 9/11/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:8

Theme: The importance of strong families


Summary:

To win a contest, the Rathbones go on a frantic quest to become a perfect family.

 

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#244 The Mysterious Stranger I

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Original Air Date: 9/18/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Exodus 20:17

Theme: Greed


Summary:

Whit is pulled into a perplexing mystery when a strange man arrives at Whit's End and claims to have lived there as a small boy.

 

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#245 The Mysterious Stranger II

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Original Air Date: 9/25/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designers: Dave Arnold, Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Exodus 20:17

Theme: Greed


Summary:

Whit is pulled into a perplexing mystery when a strange man arrives at Whit's End and claims to have lived there as a small boy.

 

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#246 My Fair Bernard

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Original Air Date: 10/02/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 2 Chronicles 15:7

Theme: Doing your best, the value of hard work


Summary:

Bernard Walton tries to improve his image by being in play about his life, which is being produced by Edwin Blackgaard.

 

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#247 Why Don't You Grow Up?

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Original Air Date: 10/09/93
Writers: Charlie Richards, Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Philippians 4:6-7, 11

Theme: Being content, maturity, acting your age


Summary:

Erica Clark gets in the Room of Consequence to see what it's like to be 22 years old.

 

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#248 Terror from the Skies

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Original Air Date: 10/30/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Theme: Don't believe everything you hear


Summary:

Edwin Blackgaard produces a live broadcast about monsters from outer space, but the broadcast is a little too real for some listeners.

 

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#249 The Case of the Delinquent Disciples

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Original Air Date: 11/06/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:15

Theme: The importance of Bible study, commitment


Summary:

Harlow Doyle investigates an attendance decline at Connie's Tuesday night Bible study.

 

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#250 Pilgrim's Progress Revisited I

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Original Air Date: 11/13/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Theme: The Christian life


Summary:

Kids' Radio retells John Bunyan's classic book The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) with many familiar Odyssey characters taking roles.

 

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#251 Pilgrim's Progress Revisited II

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Original Air Date: 11/20/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Bob Luttrell, Dave Arnold

Theme: The Christian life


Summary:

Kids' Radio retells John Bunyan's classic book The Pilgrim's Progress (1678) with many familiar Odyssey characters taking roles.

 

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#252 The Bad Hair Day

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Original Air Date: 12/11/93
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 22:24-25

Theme: False accusations, taking the law into your own hands


Summary:

When it's apparent that a petty thief is on the loose in Odyssey, Rodney Rathbone convinces 10-year-old Henry Thomas to take the law into his own hands.

 

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#253 A Time for Christmas

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Original Air Date: 12/18/93
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Luke 2

Theme: The history of the Christmas holiday


Summary:

Whit takes middle-schooler Courtney Vincent on an Imagination Station tour of Christmases past.

 

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Passport to Adventure (#19)
Christmas Classics (Special)
Countdown to Christmas (Special)

 

 


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