Where Should Christian Actors and Actresses Draw the Line?
Air Date March 22, 2014
Should Christian actors take part in plays that are morally offensive? Can they curse on stage? Is a career in TV and movies even an option for believers? This Saturday on Up For Debate
, popular Christian actor Kirk Cameron joins host Julie Roys to explore these questions. Also joining the discussion will be Jim Poole, an actor with a theater company in Chicago. Just where should Christian actors draw the line? Listen and voice your opinion this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up For Debate
Kirk Cameron is a television and film actor and producer, noted recently for his work in the documentaries UNSTOPPABLE and Monumental, and the inspirational film Fireproof. He is also known for his memorable roles on ABC’s Growing Pains, the Left Behind movies, and co-host of The Way of the Master television series. Kirk spends much of his time producing new television and film projects and speaking to people around the country, teaching them how to share their faith and live out a gospel-centered marriage and family. Kirk and his wife Chelsea are the founders of Camp Firefly, a camp for seriously ill children and their families. They live in California with their six children.
Jim Poole is an actor, director, voiceover artist, filmmaker and ensemble member of Steep Theatre in Chicago. He also runs a small video business and formerly served as the artistic director of a large church in Chicago. A native of Chicago, Jim graduated from Wheaton College and has worked with a number of theatrical, improvisational and sketch comedy groups, directing and producing creative content. Jim’s brother, Garry Poole, is an award-winning author and evangelism coach at the Institute at Cherry Hills Community Church in Colorado.
Julie Roys has become a trusted voice of biblical wisdom on Moody Radio, earning an audience through her weekly commentaries and appearances on The Morning Ride. Julie came to Moody Radio in 2007, after taking a 13-year hiatus from broadcasting to raise her children and serve in youth ministry. Prior to that, Julie worked as a TV news reporter for a CBS affiliate in Indiana and as a newswriter for WGN-TV and Fox News in Chicago.
Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Julie and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children.