Jim Reyland

Word to Life


This week on Word to Life, Fr. John Maria Devaney, O.P. welcomes back guests Jim Reyland, playwright and founder of the Writer’s Stage, as well as actors Barry Scott and Henry “Chip” Arnold. Writer’s Stage is celebrating an upcoming national tour of the play “Stand,” which is based on Jim’s real life encounter that began on the way to daily mass and the subsequent friendship with Mr. Johnny Allen, a homeless man in Nashville. In “Stand,” Barry plays the role of Johnny (named JJ) and Henry plays the role of Jim (named Mark.)

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Render unto Caesar

This edition of the Word to Life Podcast welcomes back from Nashville, TN special guests Fr. Charlie Strobel founder of Room In The Inn and the Campus for Human Development homeless and poor outreach apostolate as well as playwrite and producer Jim Reyland and actor Barry Scott. We will be discussing the play Stand, now in its third tour since 2012. Written by Jim Reyland to portray the befriending of the homeless and addicted man “Johnny” played by Barry Scott. Our conversation is in light of the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time’s Gospel, how we can take a Stand against the plague of homelessness in our modern day and age.

Word to Life Broadcast: Jim Reyland’s “Stand”