Does AIO only employ Christian actors, true followers of Christ? Or do they just assume that those that they cast are Christians?
-Submitted by Lindsay
choosing actors to play roles on Adventures in Odyssey, the AIO team
holds auditions to see who has a good voice and acting skills. This does not
include a sort of "Are you a Christian?" survey. It is important
for ministries to have good, moral people behind their role models (the
characters in AIO's case), but someone who isn't a Christian may have the
perfect voice to fill a character's shoes.
of the actors on the program are Christians, but some may not be. That's the
risk you take by having auditions. It's all about getting the right voice,
not necessarily only allowing Christians to be on the program. I myself
would prefer if AIO used Christian voices, but that would really limit AIO's
quality and performance.
Adventures in Odyssey team seeks voices who are talented and can
put a character's part together. Sometimes they find Christian
actors, and other times they find non-Christians to act for them.
Either way, they're doing a good job. The Bible even tells us to be
"in the world and not of it." I think that AIO has done a good job
of seeking accomplished actors and actresses who, at the bottom
line, succeed at putting voices to the script. As Christians, we can
associate with the unsaved and still glorify God in the process. As
we remain separated from the world (distinctly different) as we
interact with them, God's glory can be known.