1998

1998 Episodes  Click an episode title for more information.
387: New Year's Eve Live!
388: Leap of Faith
389: O.T. Action News: Jephthah's Vow
390: No Bones About It
391: The Joke's On You
392: When In Doubt...Pray!
393: Wrapped Around Your Finger
394: Patrick: A Heart Afire I
395: Patrick: A Heart Afire II
396: Poor Loser
397: Tornado!
398: A Case of Revenge
399: Bernard and Job
400: The Spy Who Bugged Me
401: More Like Alicia
402: Arizona Sunrise
403: Faster Than a Speeding Ticket
404: Hide and Seek
405: The Graduate
406: Malachi's Message I
407: Malachi's Message II
408: Malachi's Message III
409: Natural Born Leader
410: BTV: Forgiveness
411: In All Things Give Thanks
412: A Lesson from Mike
413: The Devil Made Me Do It
414: Buried Sin
415: Gloobers
416: The Tower
417: Not-So-Trivial Pursuits

 

#387 New Year's Eve Live!

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Original Air Date: 1/03/98
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designers: Mark Drury, Dave Arnold

Theme: God's providence


Summary:

The gang from Whit's End hosts a wacky New Year's eve celebration—in front of a live audience!

 

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This episode was recorded at Focus on the Family in front of a live audience. This is the first of several live Adventures in Odyssey episode recordings to take place.

 

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Days to Remember (#31)

 


 

#388 Leap of Faith

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Original Air Date: 1/10/98
Writer: Bill Myers

Director: Bill Myers
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: John 16:23

Theme: Trust


Summary:

The Mulligan family and their animals are threatened when heavy rains wash away a levy upriver from their farm.

 

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#389 O.T. Action News: Jephthah's Vow

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Original Air Date: 1/17/98
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Judges 11:33-35

Theme: Biblical story of Jephthah


Summary:

The O.T. Action News team tells the biblical story of Jephthah and his hasty vow.

 

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#390 No Bones About It

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Original Air Date: 1/24/98
Writers: Wayne Valero, Marshal Younger, Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Proverbs 28:25

Theme: Greed


Summary:

Dwayne Oswald and Julie find old bones in a cave, and they pique the interest of Bart Rathbone, who is convinced they are the bones of Bigfoot.

 

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#391 The Joke's On You

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Original Air Date: 1/31/98
Writers: Marshal Younger, Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Duane Harms

Scripture: Romans 12:10, 15

Theme: Encouragement


Summary:

Julie tells Dwayne that he's funny, which makes him want to be a stand-up comedian!

 

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#392 When In Doubt...Pray!

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Original Air Date: 2/07/98
Writer: Doug McIntosh

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Mark 11:24

Theme: Prayer, faith


Summary:

Eugene takes Mandy Straussberg on an Imagination Station adventure to show her where prayer has made a difference throughout history.

 

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Wooton's Whirled History: A Blend of Bravery (Special)

 


 

#393 Wrapped Around Your Finger

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Original Air Date: 2/14/98
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Duane Harms

Scripture: John 15:13

Theme: Commitment


Summary:

Jack and Joanne Allen throw Eugene Meltsner and Katrina Shanks a Valentine's Day engagement party. Eugene wants to give Katrina a ring, but Katrina's father gives her a family heirloom ring the same day.

 

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#394 Patrick: A Heart Afire I

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Original Air Date: 3/07/98
Writers: Matt Sommer, Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Theme: Hero of the faith


Summary:

Whit tells Jared DeWhite the story of Patrick, a slave boy who changed the history of an entire nation through his dedication to Jesus.

 

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#395 Patrick: A Heart Afire II

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Original Air Date: 3/14/98
Writers: Matt Sommer, Paul McCusker

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Theme: Hero of the faith


Summary:

Whit tells Jared DeWhite the story of Patrick, a slave boy who changed the history of an entire nation through his dedication to Jesus.

 

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#396 Poor Loser

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Original Air Date: 3/21/98
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Romans 8:28, Philippians 1:6

Theme: Losing gracefully


Summary:

Eugene nearly has a nervous breakdown when Bernard Walton keeps beating him in chess. Meanwhile, Heather tries to get the volleyball team to work harder.

 

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Silver Celebration (Special)

 


 

#397 Tornado!

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Original Air Date: 3/28/98
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: Matthew 5:44

Theme: Generosity


Summary:

A tornado hits Odyssey, and the Rathbones lose their home. Mandy wants to do something to help, but the rest of the town is more reluctant.

 

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#398 A Case of Revenge

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Original Air Date: 4/04/98
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Romans 12:19-21

Theme: Revenge


Summary:

After Rodney Rathbone wrecks Jared DeWhite's science fair project, Jared accuses him of all sorts of additional misdoings around town.

 

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#399 Bernard and Job

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Original Air Date: 4/11/98
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Philippians 4:12-13

Theme: Trust in the midst of suffering, the biblical story of Job


Summary:

After her dog is involved in a tragic accident, Lisa Mulligan hears the biblical story of Job from Bernard Walton.

 

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#400 The Spy Who Bugged Me

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Original Air Date: 4/18/98
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Dave Arnold
Sound Designer: Mark Drury

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Theme: Discernment, jumping to conclusions


Summary:

Jared and Dwayne try to find out what's going on in the Sarah's Super Secret Sister's Club.

 

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#401 More Like Alicia

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Original Air Date: 4/25/98
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: 1 John 3:2-3

Theme: Satisfaction with who you are, choosing good influences


Summary:

Heather wishes she were more like Alicia, the most popular girl in school. Then she gets the chance to be Alicia for one day.

 

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#402 Arizona Sunrise

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Original Air Date: 5/02/98
Writers: Doug McIntosh, Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

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

Theme: Forgiveness, love


Summary:

Jack Allen tells Cody Carper the story of a circuit-riding preacher named Klinger, who has a quest to share the gospel with a dying Native American.

 

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#403 Faster Than a Speeding Ticket

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Original Air Date: 5/09/98
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Dave Arnold
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7

Theme: Standing up for yourself


Summary:

Whit gets a speeding ticket, and Dwayne Oswald gets a D on a history test. Both believe they were the victims of mistakes.

 

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#404 Hide and Seek

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Original Air Date: 5/16/98
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Paul McCusker
Sound Designer: Duane Harms

Scripture: Revelation 3:20

Theme: God's search for man


Summary:

Kevin gets into the Imagination Station and sees examples of God's search for man.

 

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#405 The Graduate

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Original Air Date: 5/23/98
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Mark 11:24

Theme: Prayer, belief


Summary:

Connie is finally graduating from high school but faces a dilemma when the principal doesn't like the prayer she wants to say at the graduation ceremony.

 

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#406 Malachi's Message I

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Original Air Date: 9/12/98
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Dave Arnold
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe, Duane Harms

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Theme: Discernment, faith


Summary:

A stranger comes to Odyssey and claims to be an angel with special messages for the folks at Whit's End. After following the man's instructions, Tom finds a necklace from his son who passed away.

 

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#407 Malachi's Message II

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Original Air Date: 9/19/98
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Dave Arnold
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe, Duane Harms

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Theme: Discernment, faith


Summary:

A stranger comes to Odyssey and claims to be an angel with special messages for the folks at Whit's End. After following the man's instructions, Tom finds a necklace from his son who passed away.

 

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#408 Malachi's Message III

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Original Air Date: 9/26/98
Writer: Paul McCusker

Director: Dave Arnold
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe, Duane Harms

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:21

Theme: Discernment, faith


Summary:

A stranger comes to Odyssey and claims to be an angel with special messages for the folks at Whit's End. After following the man's instructions, Tom finds a necklace from his son who passed away.

 

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#409 Natural Born Leader

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Original Air Date: 10/03/98
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:7

Theme: Misjudging others


Summary:

Jared DeWhite unknowingly selects a mentally challenged student for student council candidacy.

 

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#410 B-TV: Forgiveness

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Original Air Date: 10/10/98
Writers: Torry Martin, Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Duane Harms

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

Theme: Forgiveness


Summary:

With help from the Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks, and the Big Bad Wolf, the B-TV gang teaches about forgiveness.

 

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#411 In All Things Give Thanks

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Original Air Date: 10/17/98
Writer: Bill Myers

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Philippians 4:12-13

Theme: Thankfulness in suffering


Summary:

Hector, the newest member of the Mulligan clan, wonders what it means to be thankful when he's lived a hard life.

 

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#412 A Lesson from Mike

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Original Air Date: 10/24/98
Writer: Marshal Younger

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: 1 John 4:7-12

Theme: Loving the lonely


Summary:

Julie is surprised by her feelings when a student she barely knows dies a tragic death.

 

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Platinum Collection (Special)

 


 

#413 The Devil Made Me Do It

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Original Air Date: 10/31/98
Writers: Marshal Younger, Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 10:13

Theme: Overcoming temptation


Summary:

Kids' Radio presents "Guilt Trip Jeopardy," "20/200," and the "Slimy Awards" to expose the lies of Satan and show believers how to have victory over temptation.

 

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#414 Buried Sin

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Original Air Date: 11/07/98
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Bill Myers
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35, 1 Corinthians 13:5

Theme: Forgiveness


Summary:

Jared DeWhite, Dwayne Oswald, and Eugene dig up a mystery when they uncover a long-lost box, which contains the story of a forgotten crime.

 

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#415 Gloobers

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Original Air Date: 11/14/98
Writer: John Beebee

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Todd Busteed

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:2-8, 11

Theme: Video game addiction, using time wisely


Summary:

Jared and Dwayne take their favorite computer game Gloobers to the next level when they get a chance to play the game "for real" in the Room of Consequence.

 

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#416 The Tower

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Original Air Date: 11/21/98
Writer: Doug McIntosh

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Duane Harms

Scripture: Genesis 11:1-9

Theme: Evilness of humankind


Summary:

Nathaniel Graham takes a trip in the Imagination Station with Eugene to see the Tower of Babel.

 

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#417 Not-So-Trivial Pursuits

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Original Air Date: 11/28/98
Writer: Phil Lollar

Director: Phil Lollar
Sound Designer: Jonathan Crowe

Scripture: Romans 6:23

Theme: Fairness


Summary:

Dwayne Oswald faces a tough opponent on a local quiz show. He also faces a tough decision: What should he do when he's given the answers to the quiz-show questions ahead of time?

 

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