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God's Bible School & College

1810 Young Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Derived from a parable by Soren Kierkegaard, Condescension, written by Ben Durr, Jr., depicts Baruch as a son of privilege, a Hellenistic Jew commissioned by Caesar Augustus to coordinate the taxation registration throughout Palestine. To assist him with this assignment in the Jerusalem/Bethlehem region, Baruch enlists Ezra, an arrogant, dishonest Jewish official and businessman who also sells sheep for Temple sacrifices. Baruch’s association with Ezra brings him into contact with simple, unrefined shepherds, one of whom is a brother to Tamara, a lovely, God-fearing peasant girl. Smitten by her beauty and grace, but separated by the vast social and cultural barrier between them, Baruch devises a ruse to “become a shepherd” and win her acceptance and affection.

During his adventure as an “incognito shepherd,” Baruch himself becomes a character in the ultimate story of condescension—Baruch’s condescension parallels the self-humiliation of Jesus.

Condescension will be staged in the Adcock Chapel on December 8 (7:30PM), 9 (3:30PM), and 10 (6:00PM). Festive prelude music will begin sixty minutes prior each performance. A combined choir, orchestra, and cast of actors come together in the production.

TICKET INFORMATION: Each family may request up to five free tickets, available beginning October 16, for one night only. After the fifth ticket, the cost is $5 per ticket For large groups (6+), please send payment by mail along with name of purchaser. Phone/email orders will not be accepted. Orders may be sent to the school with a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Include the date you prefer and the number of tickets needed. Please contact the ticket coordinator at (513) 721-7944 if you do not plan to use your tickets. Orders for five or less may also be placed and tickets printed online by going to www.gbs.edu. Please bring tickets for entry.

Mail orders and large group payments should be addressed as follows: Christmas Program Ticket Request, God’s Bible School and College, 1810 Young St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.


Seats may not be saved for members outside of your immediate family. Late- and re-entries will be assisted by an usher. Child care and a designated Nursing Mothers room will be available. A freewill offering will be received at the close of each performance. A complementary Coffee Bar will be offered in The Commons following each performance.

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