The Farmer and the Belle Online Premiere

Join us this Sunday! I play a small role and served as one of the NYC producers: www.RichDrama.com/TheFarmerAndTheBelle

Posted by Rich Swingle on Wednesday, November 25, 2020
See the rest of Olympic champion Eric Liddell's Chariots of Fire story in Beyond the Chariots. Watch it online and book a live performance

A Season of Prayer

There's no doubt America needs prayer these days! Joyce and I are praying along with three groups on a national level:
Jim’s prayers are hosted on Adam Schindler’s Facebook page
Intercessors for America (www.IFAPray.org)
We lead prayers for IFA every Thursday (well, not Thanksgiving) at 12:15pm, Eastern. We hope you'll sign up for more details and reminders at www.FreeLists.org/list/swingleifapray. Every Thursday morning IFA sends out links to six articles on their Headline Prayer page. We'll forward that email to the list letting you know which articles Joyce and I will be covering. We'll always include a reminder of the call-in number: (712) 775-7431, then enter 2452#. 

You can use that same number during our call and around the clock. The line has had at least two people on it since November 3.

By the way, signing up for the email does not commit you to praying with us every Thursday! We'd be just delighted if you said a prayer for us as you deleted the email! 

I play a pastor in Providence, which you can bring to your area.

Jonathan Park

I had a blast playing two cab drivers, Bobby and Alfred in Jonathan Park, Series 15.  The heros, including one played by Rocky Mountain Christian Filmmakers Camp alumna, Rachel Marley, jumped in Bobby's cab. They realized they were being pursued, so they jumped into Alfred's cab! So much fun! Bobby had a Cockney accent, and Alfred had a posh Received British accent. 

I'm particularly fond of this project because it exposes the story of Charles Darwin and the shaky foundation of evolution. When I started college, it was as a biology major. I wanted to be a science teacher and undermine evolution in a public school. The Lord changed my course, but I've always had a passion for telling these kinds of stories. 

This was the fifth time John Fornof directed me in an audio drama, and that made it even more delightful!



I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

The Adventum 3


I was overjoyed to be work on The Adventum, Volume 3, under the direction of my friend and colleague John Fornof. I had a blast working on The Adventum 1 in San Diego, but they had planned to record this one remotely before the COVID-19 lockdown.

It's now available.

Here are the voices I performed:

Elder #1 and Camsis in "Return"
Elder #1, Hebrew Slave, Pomegranate Vendor, Baker and Camsis in  "Engage"
Camsis in "Distinction"
Camsis and Pomegranate Vendor in "Breaking Point"
Official #1 and Camsis in "Resolve"
Prisoner and Camsis in "Departure"
Official #1, Chariot Driver and Camsis in "Persuit


See the rest of Olympic champion Eric Liddell's Chariots of Fire story in Beyond the Chariots. Watch it online and book a live performance.


Embrace Christ, the Wisdom of God

This morning Joyce teaches on 1 Corinthians 1:17-2:5, differentiating between the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God at Hope Community Church, also in our denomination, The Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Joe Santucci shares closing remarks.

Click the arrow below, or if you're reading this in an email you can click this link, to play the service: 


Wisdom from the world is upside down

You can hear Joyce's teaching from this morning on 1 Corinthians 1:17-2:5, differentiating between the wisdom of the world and the wisdom of God at Hope Community Church, also in our denomination, The Church of the Nazarene: www.Blog.RichDrama.com (11/22). #1Corinthians1, #1Corinthians2, #Wisdom

Posted by Joyce Swingle on Sunday, November 22, 2020


This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

If you want to know more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.

Photo courtesy of NicolettiPhoto.com.

I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.


Paul's Turn the World Upside Down Equation

I got to do a dramatic reading of Scripture this morning during our service at Westchester Chapel. Pastor Jim Warren preached on Acts 18:1-11. Rachel Taylor opened in prayer. 

Click the arrow below, or if you're reading this in an email you can click this link, to play the service: 


This service is available for download free on iTunes, where you can also subscribe to our podcast. Search for "Westchester Chapel" on the iTunes Store.

Here's the new song by Heather Peterson we added to our worship set:

 

Here's the songwriter's story: How to properly describe what this song means to me? I wrote it at a time I was very sick with adrenal fatigue. I asked the Lord to heal me, and He answered me that... 
[Read the whole story here.]

If you want to know more about starting a relationship with Jesus Christ visit www.WestchesterChapel.org/Salvation.


I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.

Joyce and I Will Lead Prayers this Morning for Intercessors for America

Joyce and I will be leading prayers on an Intercessors for America call at 12:15 pm Eastern. Call 712-775-7430. No code needed. People have been praying on this call around the clock since November 3. If you wish your prayers to be heard call 712-775-7431 and use code 2452#.

Here's the article I'll be praying over: 

INTEL USED AGAINST AMERICANS WITH VOTER FRAUD?

...and here's the article Joyce will be praying over: 
Hope you can join us!



I'm working on a series called Reviving the Revivalists. Check it out: www.RichDrama.com/RevivingTheRevivalists.

The Insanity of God

We were so deeply moved by the film, The Insanity of God. Nik and Ruth Ripkin tell how the Lord showed them that missionaries are those who go to the places where it is hard to hear the Gospel, so they asked the Lord where He wanted them to go. They sensed Him calling them to Somalia. 

After watching the severe persecution of Christians there, Nik felt called to travel to other places Christians are persecuted and hear their stories, asking the question, "Is Jesus worth it?" This film dramatizes many of these incredible stories and answers that question profoundly and powerfully. 



The Insanity of God tells how the Church in China has been growing by leaps and bounds. My one man play Beyond the Chariots shows how Olympic champion Eric Liddell sowed seeds over 60 years ago, that are sprouting today.  Watch it online and book a live performance

Joyce and I Will Lead Prayers this Morning for Intercessors for America

This morning Joyce and I will be leading prayers on an Intercessors for America call at 12:15 pm Eastern. Call 712-775-7430. No code needed.

I’ll be praying as inspired by this video featuring Joni Eareckson Tada: 


I’m just thrilled, because she’s been a hero of mine since I was a boy, and I’ve been blessed to perform at two of her Joni and Friends camps: www.RichDrama.com/Joni

Then Joyce will pray over this article: Life Wins in Louisiana. It reports that, "Louisiana voters passed an amendment to the state constitution Tuesday evening establishing that there is no constitutional right to an abortion." 

Hope you can join us!

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


The Revelation Is Coming

I recently performed my one-man play The Revelation in Phoenix, Oregon, where I was raised. My hometown burned down in September, but out of about 2,400 buildings that were destroyed, only one of them was a church. I performed the play in Central Neighborhood Church, one of those untouched by the fire. 

Here's one of the scenes...

 

I'll be releasing the full play for a limited time as soon as I'm finished editing. Sign up for the announcement that it's been released at www.RichDrama.com/Updates


I released “Pentecost: Beyond the Imagination,” a scene from my one-man play, The Actsat www.RichDrama.com/Pentecost.


Fragments of Truth

I've seen the fragment of the Book of John which is used in the poster when I was in Manchester, UK. The film shows we can trust the accuracy of the Bible we have today. 
At www.Faithlife.com/fragments-of-truth you can order a DVD, stream it online, arrange for your church to watch it together and order discussion guides.

Watch the trailer below, or if you're getting this in an email, visit www.RichDrama.com/FragmentsOfTruth.


I worked with the director, Reuben Evans on The Farmer and The Belle - Christmas Comedy Movie and with John Rhys Davies on The Dragon and the Raven and Beyond the Mask Movie.


See the rest of Olympic champion Eric Liddell's Chariots of Fire story in Beyond the Chariots. Watch it online and book a live performance.