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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. 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.

  2. 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 ...

  3. Effective storytelling, a countermeasure against complexity

    Effective storytelling, a countermeasure against complexity

    This video came to our attention by a website called metacool and illustrates how understanding complex items can be made easier through stories.

  4. 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."

  5. 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."

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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...

  9. Communicating with 4 Billion Oral Learners

    Communicating with 4 Billion Oral Learners

    Grant Lovejoy, director of Orality Strategies for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, leads a Lausanne III multiplex session Friday afternoon, October 22, 2010, in Cape Town, South Africa.

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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.

  12. Avery Willis remembered for passion and excellence in missions, discipleship

    Avery Willis remembered for passion and excellence in missions, discip ...

    Avery Willis, creator of the MasterLife discipleship series, died July 30 after a seven-month battle with leukemia.

  13. Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Want a glimpse into the Deaf world? Christianity Today published an article in April 2010 that gives great insight into how the Deaf communicate and experience the world around them...

  14. BP-Avery Willis diagnosed with leukemia

    BP-Avery Willis diagnosed with leukemia

    Avery Willis, a former senior vice president of IMB and executive director of the International Orality Network, has been diagnosed with leukemia.

  15. 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.”

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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."

  18. Innovation in Mission Award

    Innovation in Mission Award

    The International Orality Network, of which IMB (International Mission Board) is a sponsor, received the Mission Exchange’s Innovation in Mission Award Sept. 22 at its Metrics for Missions conference in St. Louis, Mo.

  19. 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.

  20. Alabama Baptists 'on cutting edge' with DVD tracts

    Alabama Baptists 'on cutting edge' with DVD tracts

    Alabama Baptists have developed stories on DVDs for use in introducing people to faith in Christ. Realizing that many people prefer video over reading, they developed the DVDs as conversation starters. One DVD contains footage of nine pe ...