This article was written for the benefit of organizers of events sponsored by Christian groups that utilize entertainment featuring a MAGICIAN. The article provides a biblical and theological foundation to address objections or concerns that individuals occasionally may have with churches, Christian schools, and ministry groups sponsoring a MAGIC SHOW or performance by an ILLUSIONIST. The purpose of the article is to assist individuals in understanding the distinction between occult practices … [Read more...]
About Toby A. Travis, Th.B., M.R.E., Ed.D.
Toby Travis holds an undergraduate degree in theology, a master’s degree in Religious Education, and a doctorate in education. His doctoral dissertation is entitled, “The Trusted School Leader: Gaining Better Results, Deeper Stakeholder Relationships, and Greater Stability.”
For many years Dr. Travis performed as a professional actor, singer, magician and illusionist (as well as being an author, speaker, and variety- show producer); winning international acclaim and high honors before his retirement from the entertainment industry. Throughout his performing years Toby also possessed a passion for leadership development and education - often combining his work as a performer with his work in training and consulting leaders, as well as producing educational seminars. Today Toby serves as the Headmaster of Desert Christian Schools in Tucson, AZ. He is also an Associate Consultant with PAIDEIA, Inc. – a comprehensive consulting firm serving private schools and universities around the world for over 50 years.