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From the New York Times and the Atlantic Monthly to local newspapers and online journals, orality, literacy, storytelling and oral traditions are in the news.

  1. yesHeis - Share Evangelistic Video Clips with One Click

    yesHeis - Share Evangelistic Video Clips with One Click

    At this website you won't find many Bible stories presented word-for-word from the text. But, you will find numerous captivating, intriguing and often tear shedding stories that can help bridge the gap between our personal stories and the u ...

  2. Walk into the Bible

    Walk into the Bible

    Giant murals bring the Bible larger than life for children in San Antonio, Texas. The Trinity Baptist Church Children’s Center’s new paint covered walls allow children and visitors to be in the stable during the birth of Jesus and stow a ...

  3. The Word and the word

    The Word and the word

    Words are so last-millennium, dude. Children of the digital age are growing up with a different kind of literacy, we are told. They learn to understand the world not through complete sentences, paragraphs and books, but through ever-changin ...

  4. The vestigial tale

    The vestigial tale

    "In our modern click-and-skim world, there's dwindling time and space for the expertly crafted narrative. And yet the story is the original killer app."

  5. The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

    The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful ...

    A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof ...

  6. The Little Phone That Could: Mobile-Empowered Ministry

    The Little Phone That Could: Mobile-Empowered Ministry

    If you have ever thought about how to communicate the Gospel in new ways through computer mediated communication, this article might be a good place to start as it talks about sharing God’s word to people through our ever expanding world ...

  7. Testify!

    Testify!

    The ancient tradition of personal storytelling has taken hold in NYC and is moving to other cities across the U. S. People regularly stand in line for an hour at The Moth in NYC for a chance to hear people tell true stories...

  8. Telling Bible stories in the local pub

    Telling Bible stories in the local pub

    As stated in this article by interchurch.dk, "Pastor Flemming Kloster Poulsen on a beer-crate surprises the locals."

  9. Stupid's Not Quite The Right Word...

    Stupid's Not Quite The Right Word...

    "It's unfortunate Nicholas Carr's new article in the Atlantic is titled Is Google Making Us Stupid?, because the headline..."

  10. Song, Dance, Drama Help West Africa Embrace Cultural Change

    Song, Dance, Drama Help West Africa Embrace Cultural Change

    The world's largest humanitarian award, the $1.5 million Conrad N. Hilton Prize, was awarded in 2007 to an aid group, Tostan, that used traditional song, poetry, dance, and drama to educate impoverished Senegalese women...

  11. Somali soap opera - BBC News

    Somali soap opera - BBC News

    A BBC reporter’s account of working on a program for a radio drama has many lessons for those who want to use radio effectively in predominantly oral cultures.

  12. Saving the Story (the Film Version)

    Saving the Story (the Film Version)

    The movie world has been fretting for years about the collapse of stardom. Now there are growing fears that another chunk of film architecture is looking wobbly: the story.

  13. Orality and Translation: focusing on images rather than words

    Orality and Translation: focusing on images rather than words

    This article examines "oral interpretation" and "biblical translation" and the natural ability for a story to form images.

  14. Note from ION: Avery Willis, founderof the International Orality Network, remembered

    Note from ION: Avery Willis, founderof the International Orality Netwo ...

    The Leadership Team of International Orality Network is deeply thankful to Shirley Willis, and the Willis family clan to have shared Avery with us and the Church around the world.

  15. Lovejoy: It's time to reclaim the story quality of the Bible

    Lovejoy: It's time to reclaim the story quality of the Bible

    Grant says in this article from the Baptist Message, “If the Bible is a story, why is a sermon a list? Let’s reclaim the story quality of the Bible. Stories have an appeal to people who would never listen to a sermon."

  16. Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading? - NY Times

    Literacy Debate: Online, R U Really Reading? - NY Times

    Does online reading strengthen web-surfers' literacy skills or undermine them? That question is being hotly debated. Determining the answer may help us understand secondary orality better. This article from the New York Times explores th ...

  17. Karaoke Videos Teach Safe Water Techniques - NPR

    Karaoke Videos Teach Safe Water Techniques - NPR

    NPR reports how karaoke videos are teaching Cambodians how to "avoid unsafe water." Listen as Jon Hamilton explains.

  18. Jan Chipchase on our mobile phones

    Jan Chipchase on our mobile phones

    Jan Chipchase, researcher for Nokia, discusses how and why people use mobile phones around the world. Chipchase also gives insight into illiterate culture and explains why they are “masters of delegation.”

  19. Is Indian Storytelling a Dying Art?

    Is Indian Storytelling a Dying Art?

    The increasing availability of satellite television and globalization gradually are replacing the traditional storytelling practices in India.

  20. Is Google Making Us Stupid?

    Is Google Making Us Stupid?

    "Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave?" So the supercomputer HAL pleads with the implacable astronaut Dave Bowman in a famous and weirdly..."