This past weekend our drama department presented the play Mulan Jr three times. Friday night, Saturday afternoon and a final performance Saturday night. It was my privilege to attend the dress rehearsal and I am very proud of how hard the students have worked.
Some might wonder why a Christian school would perform a play that has some elements that are not in line with what we believe or practice. It is a good question but I also believe there is a very good answer. Below you will find the text that was read at the beginning of each performance. It answers the question above and also is a strong indicator of what makes Village Christian Academy different.
Village Christian Academy is deeply committed to a biblical worldview. Our faculty, students and families are united in our commitment to seeing all of life through the lens of God’s Word.
An integral part of imparting a biblical worldview is understanding the other worldviews that exist in our world.
This play, Mulan Jr., is set in a time and place where the worldview was not in line with biblical principles. Practices such as ancestor worship are obviously not in line with God’s Word. Yet it is in studying and performing such works that we grow in our understanding and increase our ability to communicate to others the love and grace of our God, the Creator of the Universe and Saviour of mankind.
Thank you for understanding. Our prayer is that the performances allowed our students to see and experience another culture and worldview and allowed them to develop their God given talents for the kingdom of God.