1990

 

1990 Episodes  Click an episode title for more information.
100: Ice Fishing
101: Scattered Seeds
102: The Treasure of LeMonde!
103: Front Page News
104: Lincoln I
105: Lincoln II
106: By Any Other Name
107: Bad Luck
108: Isaac the Courageous
109: Two Sides to Every Story
110: A...Is for Attitude
111: First Love
112: Curious, Isn't It?
113: Suspicious Minds
114: The Big Broadcast
115: An Act of Mercy
116: Isaac the Benevolent
117: The Trouble with Girls
118: What Happened to the Silver Streak?
119: Better Late Than Never
120: Pranks for the Memories
121: Missing Person
122: Castles & Cauldrons I
123: Castles & Cauldrons II
124: The Winning Edge
125: All's Well with Boswell
126: Wishful Thinking
127: Have You No Selpurcs?
128: One Bad Apple
129: Not One of Us
130: Bernard and Joseph I
131: Bernard and Joseph II
132: Thanksgiving At Home
133: Cousin Albert
134: Pamela Has a Problem
135: Back to Bethlehem I
136: Back to Bethlehem II
137: Back to Bethlehem III
138: The Adventure of the Adventure

 

#100 Ice Fishing

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Original Air Date: 1/20/90
Writer: Campbell Freed

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Psalm 139:13-14

Theme: Self-esteem, you are unique


Summary:

Monty feels like he's in competition with his gifted sister, so Whit, Tom Riley and Eugene take him on an ice fishing trip to Summit Lake.

 

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On Thin Ice (#7)

 


 

#101 Scattered Seeds

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Original Air Date: 1/27/90
Writer: Campbell Freed

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 13:1-23

Theme: The parable of the sower


Summary:

Connie deals with nothing but trouble when she tries to direct a play called "Scattered Seeds."

 

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On Thin Ice (#7)

 


 

#102 The Treasure of LeMonde!

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Original Air Date: 2/03/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 28:25

Theme: Greed


Summary:

Robyn and Connie find a hidden attic at Whit's End and stumble upon a forgotten mystery involving an old pipe organ, a greedy professor, and "the greatest treasure."

 

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#103 Front Page News

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Original Air Date: 2/10/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Acts 5:1-11

Theme: Escaping responsibility


Summary:

Curt and Oscar try to get out of gym class by joining the school newspaper. Their first assignment? Interview the gym teacher!

 

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#104 Lincoln I

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Original Air Date: 2/17/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Romans 13:1-5

Theme: Civil War history, Abraham Lincoln


Summary:

Jimmy Barclay takes an Imagination Station adventure to see President Lincoln and see the end of the Civil War.

 

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On Thin Ice (#7)
For God and Country (Special)

 


 

#105 Lincoln II

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Original Air Date: 2/24/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Romans 13:1-5

Theme: Civil War history, Abraham Lincoln


Summary:

Jimmy Barclay takes an Imagination Station adventure to see President Lincoln and see the end of the Civil War.

 

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On Thin Ice (#7)
For God and Country (Special)

 


 

#106 By Any Other Name

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Original Air Date: 3/03/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 11:3

Theme: Calling things what they are


Summary:

Curt runs for student council and makes Lucy his campaign manager. He makes all sorts of impossible promises in order to get the votes.

 

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#107 Bad Luck

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Original Air Date: 3/10/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Exodus 20:3

Theme: Superstitions


Summary:

Robyn starts thinks she's got bad luck after she throws away a chain letter.

 

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#108 Isaac the Courageous

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Original Air Date: 3/17/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Joshua 1:6-7, 9; John 15:13

Theme: Courage


Summary:

Isaac Morton is determined to join Rodney Rathbone’s gang—the Bones of Rath—to prove his courage.

 

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On Thin Ice (#7)

 

 

 

#109 Two Sides to Every Story

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Original Air Date: 3/24/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Proverbs 20:23

Theme: Considering another person's point of view


Summary:

Jimmy and Donna Barclay tell their parents two different versions of how their TV caught fire.

 

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Just in Time (#9)
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#110 A...Is for Attitude

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Original Air Date: 4/14/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6

Theme: Positive thinking, trusting God


Summary:

Connie starts to think that all life's problems can be solved by simply having a positive attitude.

 

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#111 First Love

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Original Air Date: 4/21/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: 2 Corinthians 6:14

Theme: Being unequally yoked


Summary:

Connie falls in love for the first time with a guy named Jeff...who turns out to be a non-Christian.

 

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#112 Curious, Isn't It?

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Original Air Date: 4/28/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Theme: Minding our own business


Summary:

Ben and Esther overhear a conversation and get the idea that Mr. Whittaker is getting married.

 

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#113 Suspicious Minds

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Original Air Date: 5/05/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Isaiah 30:15

Theme: Trusting each other, not jumping to conclusions


Summary:

Money mysteriously disappears from the cash register at Whit's End and Connie and Eugene are determined to find the perpetraitor.

 

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#114 The Big Broadcast

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Original Air Date: 6/09/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Luke 10:25-37

Theme: The parable of the Good Samaritan, creativity


Summary:

Whit and Tom reopen the Kids' Radio studio with the Good Samaritan story.

 

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Just in Time (#9)

 


 

#115 An Act of Mercy

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Original Air Date: 6/16/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35

Theme: The parable of the unmerciful servant


Summary:

Tom Riley forgives Rodney Rathbone for trying to steal his apples, but Rodney doesn't pass on the act of mercy.

 

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#116 Isaac the Benevolent

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Original Air Date: 6/23/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Matthew 7:12, Luke 6:31

Theme: The Golden Rule


Summary:

Isaac Morton tries to put the command to do unto others into action—and ends up causing far more harm than good!

 

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#117 The Trouble with Girls

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Original Air Date: 6/30/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13

Theme: Crushes, puppy love


Summary:

Jimmy Barclay discovers a new meaning for trouble when he starts getting unwanted love notes.

 

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#118 What Happened to the Silver Streak?

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Original Air Date: 7/07/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35, 1 Corinthians 13:7

Theme: Forgiveness, unconditional love


Summary:

Young Traci Needlemeyer's model train car mysteriously disappears, and Curt Stevens points a suspicious finger at Michelle Terry, a girl with a reputation for taking things that don't belong to her.

 

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#119 Better Late Than Never

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Original Air Date: 7/14/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Matthew 25:1-13

Theme: Lateness


Summary:

Robyn Jacobs has developed a habit for being fashionably late, but gets a taste of what life would be like if her tardiness turned into an epidemic.

 

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#120 Pranks for the Memories

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Original Air Date: 7/21/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Philippians 2:3-4

Theme: Pranks


Summary:

Curt Stephens pulls a series of practical jokes, each more elaborate than the last.

 

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#121 Missing Person

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Original Air Date: 7/28/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Luke 15:11-32

Theme: You can't run away from your problems


Summary:

Rodney Rathbone is missing, and the gang at Whit's End try to find him. Is it a case of kidnapping or a runaway?

 

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#122 Castles & Cauldrons I

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Original Air Date: 8/04/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

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

Scripture: Deuteronomy 18:10-13

Theme: The dangers of fantasy role-playing games, Satan worship, the occult


Summary:

Jimmy Barclay's cousin, Len, comes for a visit, and brings along a very mysterious—and dangerous—game.

 

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#123 Castles & Cauldrons II

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Original Air Date: 8/11/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

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

Scripture: Deuteronomy 18:10-13

Theme: The dangers of fantasy role-playing games, Satan worship, the occult


Summary:

Jimmy Barclay's cousin, Len, comes for a visit, and brings along a very mysterious—and dangerous—game.

 

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#124 The Winning Edge

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Original Air Date: 8/18/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Romans 15:2

Theme: Competitiveness


Summary:

When Bart Rathbone starts coaching a girls' softball team, some of the players take the game a little too intensely.

 

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#125 All's Well with Boswell

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Original Air Date: 8/25/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Luke 16:10-12

Theme: Responsibility


Summary:

Robyn gets her first real babysitting job, but it turns out to be a cat named Boswell.

 

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Beyond Expectations (#8)

 


 

#126 Wishful Thinking

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Original Air Date: 9/01/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Genesis 4; 37:18-35; 1 John 2:10-11

Theme: Dealing with a pesky sibling


Summary:

Donna Barclay gets a surprise when she wishes her brother, Jimmy, had never been born—and it seems to come true!

 

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Just in Time (#9)

 


 

#127 Have You No Selpurcs?

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Original Air Date: 9/08/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 14:8-9, 15-16

Theme: Scruples


Summary:

Whit concocts an unusual game to teach Curt Stevens and Lucy Cunninghan-Schultz about scruples.

 

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#128 One Bad Apple

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Original Air Date: 9/15/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Genesis 1; 2:15

Theme: Taking care of the environment


Summary:

Tom Riley discovers that his apples are causing people to get sick because his land is being polluted.

 

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On Thin Ice (#7)
The Blackgaard Chronicles (Special)

 


 

#129 Not One of Us

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Original Air Date: 9/22/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Acts 17:26, Romans 3:29, 1 Corinthians 12:13

Theme: Bigotry


Summary:

For an article on bigotry, Lucy and Connie go to the country town of Sloughburg, where everyone seems to be bigoted against them!

 

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#130 Bernard and Joseph I

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Original Air Date: 10/27/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Genesis 37; 39-46:7

Theme: The biblical story of Joseph, God's sovereignty


Summary:

Bernard tells Artie Powell, a boy with many siblings, the exciting life story of Joseph and his 11 brothers.

 

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#131 Bernard and Joseph II

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Original Air Date: 10/30/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

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

Scripture: Genesis 37; 39-46:7

Theme: The biblical story of Joseph, God's sovereignty


Summary:

Bernard tells Artie Powell, a boy with many siblings, the exciting life story of Joseph and his 11 brothers.

 

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#132 Thanksgiving At Home

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Original Air Date: 11/17/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: 1 Chronicles 16:8

Theme: Thanksgiving holiday, being thankful


Summary:

The Thanksgiving holiday takes an unexpected turn when the flu hits the Barclay home and Donna and Jimmy decide to fix dinner all by themselves.

 

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On Thin Ice (#7)

 


 

#133 Cousin Albert

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Original Air Date: 11/24/90
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Scripture: Proverbs 23:12

Theme: Illiteracy


Summary:

Lucy discovers that her cousin Albert Schultz, a high school basketball star, has a problem that could destroy his future.

 

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#134 Pamela Has a Problem

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Original Air Date: 12/01/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Dave Arnold

Scripture: Psalm 82:1-4

Theme: Abortion, the sanctity of life


Summary:

Connie's friend, Pamela, arrives from California for a surprise visit—and brings another more serious surprise with her.

 

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#135 Back to Bethlehem I

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Original Air Date: 12/08/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

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

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-2:1, Luke 2:1-20

Theme: The birth of Jesus Christ


Summary:

Connie and Eugene discover that the first Nativity wasn't how they imagined it at all.

 

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Other Times...Other Places (#10)
Bible Eyewitness (Special)
A Christmas Odyssey (Special)
Countdown to Christmas (Special)
Ultimate Christmas Collection (Special)
Silver Celebration (Special)

 


 

#136 Back to Bethlehem II

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Original Air Date: 12/15/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

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

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-2:1, Luke 2:1-20

Theme: The birth of Jesus Christ


Summary:

Connie and Eugene discover that the first Nativity wasn't how they imagined it at all.

 

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Other Times...Other Places (#10)
Bible Eyewitness (Special)
A Christmas Odyssey (Special)
Countdown to Christmas (Special)
Ultimate Christmas Collection (Special)
Silver Celebration (Special)

 


 

#137 Back to Bethlehem III

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Original Air Date: 12/22/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

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

Scripture: Matthew 1:18-2:1, Luke 2:1-20

Theme: The birth of Jesus Christ


Summary:

Connie and Eugene discover that the first Nativity wasn't how they imagined it at all.

 

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Other Times...Other Places (#10)
Bible Eyewitness (Special)
A Christmas Odyssey (Special)
Countdown to Christmas (Special)
Ultimate Christmas Collection (Special)
Silver Celebration (Special)

 


 

#138 The Adventure of the Adventure

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Original Air Date: 12/29/90
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Bob Luttrell

Theme: The story of Adventures in Odyssey


Summary:

A "documentary" on the history of Adventures in Odyssey.

 

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Beyond Expectations (#8)

 

 

 


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