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Posts for September, 2009

Discover where Odyssey is, based on where it is not.

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Throughout the years on Adventures in Odyssey, many characters on the show have given hints as to where the town of Odyssey is located. While Odyssey’s specific location has never been revealed on a map, the town’s characters have helped to unveil some clues. A section at the fan website OdysseyScoop.com is devoted to those moments on the show where Odyssey characters tell us where Odyssey is not. Complete with sound clips, is the best way to narrow down the town’s location.

Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 2 Devotional: I Think I’m Gonna Be a Superhero

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

After you’ve heard “Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 2,” check out this devotional thought. (If you haven’t heard Part 2, check out the Media Player starting September 26. You can also find a station in your area.)

By Elizabeth Goldsmith

A superhero?

A superhero?

How many times have you seen a movie where a person wakes up one morning and says, “Hmm, I think I’m going to become a superhero today…”? My guess is never. Superheroes usually start out as normal people who suddenly find out that they can do something nobody else can do, and then decide to use their abilities for good. Sometimes it seems like heroes are just as hard to find as superheroes, but I’ve got good news for you: we can all be heroes.

Nearly everyone in Marus sees Darien as a hero. He killed Soren, their greatest enemy, took even more Palatian medals than were expected of him, and has proven himself to be a brave, strong soldier. He’s definitely the most obvious hero, but he isn’t the only one. What about the Old Judge, who saved Anna from slavery? Or Prince George, who warned Darien about the King and continued to be his friend even though he knew he would never be king himself? Or Kyle? The Unseen One used him to save Darien’s life even though he wasn’t an expert soldier or the strongest person around.

The word “heroic” means something brave and noble. It often takes bravery to do what God leads you to do, like telling someone you don’t know about Jesus. And it’s noble to be a friend to someone who’s lonely. Sometimes, God calls us to be “Dariens” and serve Him in very big, exciting ways. More often, though, we can be heroes when we do things behind-the-scenes.

How can you be a hero for God today? Tell us in the comments below!

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Jim Cummings, voice of King Lawrence in “Passages” and voice-over legend talks about his background, unusual projects, and playing an insane person.

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings

Bob and Jesse interview Emmy-nominated actor Jim Cummings on his voice-over career. Jim talks about Darkwing Duck, Bump in the Night, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and more. Jim was also involved with Odyssey back in the “Family Portraits” days.

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Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 1 Devotional: Why We Wonder

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

After you’ve heard “Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 1,” check out this devotional thought. (If you haven’t heard Part 1, check out the Media Player starting September 19. You can also find a station in your area.)

by Jonathan Friday

Other Worlds

Kyle and Anna’s adventure in the land of Marus begins today. And to think it all happened when Kyle fell through the floorboards…and didn’t land on earth!

What makes this sort of adventure so fun to imagine? Why do we love the idea of traveling to “other worlds?” Don’t tell me that I’m the only one who’s wondered if there really is something over the rainbow, who’s tried to step through his mirror, or who checks the backs of wardrobes – just in case!

It seems we all share a desire for another world outside our own. It’s not that we don’t like our own world – it’s just that we long for another! C.S. Lewis, creator of the world of Narnia, had an idea about why stories like “Passages” appeal to us. He wrote in his famous book Mere Christianity, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”

You know what? He’s right. We are made for another world. If you’ve accepted Christ, you’ve taken your first steps toward a new land. See, Jesus made it pretty clear that he’s from another world when he said, “You are from below. I am from above” (John 8:23). He also said that his kingdom “is not of this world” (John 18:36). When we declare allegiance to Jesus, we begin a life of preparation for that world. Every Christian is just waiting for the chance to get to that land – heaven. 2 Peter 3:13 says, “We are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth.”

So the next time you find yourself testing out floorboards in creaky houses, hoping to find yourself in Marus – remember: it’s okay to hope for “another world”…because it actually does exist. Hope to see you in it!

What kinds of imaginary worlds have you dreamed about? Tell us in the comments below!

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FREE Episode: “Passages: Fletcher’s Rebellion, Part 2” plus plus behind the scenes with sound designer Rob Jorgensen

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Rob Jorgensen

Rob Jorgensen

Hear the concluduing episode of the epic story “Passages: Fletcher’s Rebellion,” plus hear an interview with Rob Jorgensen, sound designer for the program, on behind the scenes in-jokes in the show, his love of microphones and more.

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