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

In 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.

 

Some 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.

 

The 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.


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