What's in a Name?
TheaTheos is not a word we hear thrown around in English, so where does it come from? The answer is both somewhere and nowhere. In the somewhere sense, it is derived from two Greek words:
- θεα (thea) - this is a shortening of θεατρο (theatro), the Greek word where we derive the English word "theatre"
- θεος (theos) - this is the Greek word for "God"
In the nowhere sense, it is a made-up mashup of these two words (θεαθεος). The name is not meant to be directly translated as "Theatre of God," but is meant to express our desire to honor God and minister to others through the gift of dramatic presentation that He has given us.