‘Loser Letters’: Faith Making Culture

Millennial writer Christopher White has a new article at Crux. He writes:

While the subject matter and the themes explored can often prove grim, The Loser Letters is ultimately a tale of hope-offering D.C. an unexpected form of redemption during an otherwise depressing election year cycle.

Like the works of Havel and Wojtyla, The Loser Letters is experimental and uses a non-conventional narrative as a vehicle for probing a young woman’s worldview that is relativistic, reductionist, materialistic, and ultimately devoid of any real hope.

At the heart of the play is a mediation on Oxford scholar Alister McGrath’s key question: “Does religious belief damage the health of a society, or is it necessary to provide the moral and ethical foundations of a healthy society?”

In seeking to answer this question, the play serves as a new form of apologetics for the Facebook and Instagram generation. Moreover, it’s a counter-cultural alternative to plays like The Vagina Monologues, The Laramie Project, or The Book of Mormon that often ridicules or caricatures people of faith.

Regrettably, traditional believers have largely abandoned the realm of theater in recent years and surrendered the task of culture making to those intent on relegating them to the wings. But in breaking the rules of the game, as Havel observed, The Loser Letters is penning a different-and winning-strategy.

You can read the full article here.