Living Word

I play a science teacher, who flunks the main character because she put God in her science paper. At the moment we were filming that scene a young man burst into the classroom and told us there was plenty of scientific evidence that God exists. I immediately broke character and explained that my character was the antagonist, and that between takes I was explaining how flimsy quasi-science is which tries to refute the existence of God, and we were praying for those under the delusion that there is no God. Seconds later I was wishing I'd stayed in character and said, "Well, young man, why don't you explain it to the class!"

I also got to serve as acting coach, and it was such great fun! So much so that I added "Coaching for Film" to my Workshops page.

We filmed in Bismarck, ND, which was my 50th state to visit.

I could have checked it off the list years ago! I was performing in Moorhead, MN, and I drove past the bridge to Fargo. I passed it by thinking I'd already been to ND. I got back to NYC and looked at a map on my wall: South Dakota! It was South Dakota! But I got to work with some wonderful folks, saw miracle after miracle, and it probably wouldn't have happened if I'd crossed that bridge all those years ago! So glad now that I didn't!

You can watch it here:

Watch the world premiere of "Living Word." Chad Burns​, director of Beyond the Mask​, spoke at the event, and they include a video of my comments from behind the scenes.

Nicol Films is doing some great work. Be sure to follow them on Facebook. They're talking about using me in another project, which I look forward to doing!


I Dreamed I Was Free tells the story of Quaker abolitionist John Woolman, who spoke against slavery a century before our Civil War.


Greg Speck said...

"Life is hard and as Christians we are not free from the struggles, problems and heartache. But God through His Word brings us comfort and peace in the midst of the storm. Watch 'Living Word' I am pretty sure you will be able to relate..."

Mark Spence said...

"May the Lord be glorified guys. Good job."

Dena Glerum said...

"Y'all did a fantastic job! I'll definitely be praying!! Keep shining bright for Him no matter what"

Carl D. Kerby said...

"Good job on Living Word. May God richly bless your obedience. Stay Bold!"

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much bringing His Word through this film. It comes alive to me how important it is to sow His word into our heart, to rightly divide truth and error. His word truly is LIVING and POWERFUL! :)"

—Sydney Boutet Weaver
Atlanta, GA

Anonymous said...

I saw it with my wife this morning, and it was beautiful! We both had tears in our eyes after watching it.
From Norway

Anonymous said...

"The Living Word" film is a wake up call to Christianity. A recent survey of Christians said that 51% of those surveyed said that the Bible was written to interpret as they choose. We're living in an age of a man-centered theology. This short film redirects us to see and line up our lives with the Bible. This young girl endeavors to respond to her world from God's perspective. Go tell!"
–Al Bohl
Award winning artist, writer and filmmaker

Anonymous said...

Living Word is an outstanding reminder to “hide God’s Word” in our hearts and to never forget the power of God within us!"
–Cindee Martin Morgan

Rich Swingle said...

I just rewatched this at the Hollywood Divine International Film Festival, where it was up for three awards for Best Director for a Short Film, Best Short Film, and Most Inspirational Short Film. I had been really discouraged by someone, and this film ministered to me in a fresh and deep way. I'm so glad to have been a part of it!