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  1. In the 20/30 Gap: Biblical Storying with Post-Christian Generations

    In the 20/30 Gap: Biblical Storying with Post-Christian Generations

    Anna Rapa describes how she included biblical storytelling in her efforts to connect irreligious and disillusioned young adults to Christ.

  2. The Immorality of the Promotion of Non-Indigenous Languages in Africa

    The Immorality of the Promotion of Non-Indigenous Languages in Africa

    Jim Harries argues that westerners do more harm than they realize when they continue using western languages in their social interactions, teaching, and training with Sub-Saharan Africans.

  3. Orality Journal | Vol. 2 No. 1

    Orality Journal | Vol. 2 No. 1

    Orality Journal is the journal of the International Orality Network. It is published online semi-annually and aims to provide a platform for scholarly discourse on the issues of orality.

  4. Encouraging Ducks to Swim: Suggestions for Seminary Professors Teaching Oral Learners

    Encouraging Ducks to Swim: Suggestions for Seminary Professors Teachin ...

    Are professors helping students to fulfill their calling, or are they asking students to adjust to the professors’ print methods of assessment, like forcing a duck to walk on land?

  5. Objections and Benefits of an Oral Strategy

    Objections and Benefits of an Oral Strategy

    Larry Dinkins describes nine frequent objections that people raise against the idea of using oral strategies for Christian ministry and twenty-two benefits in using oral strategies.

  6. 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.

  7. The Extent of Orality: 2012 Update

    The Extent of Orality: 2012 Update

    Grant Lovejoy updates his 2007 article, "The Extent of Orality," with recent literacy statistics, addresses frequently-asked questions, and revises his estimate of how many people are oral learners.

  8. "But I Did Such Good Exposition": Literate Preachers Confront Orality.

    Many preachers use print-style communication in their sermons. That can cause problems for oral learners. But preachers can adapt their approach in order to connect better with oral learners.

  9. 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 ...

  10. Articles on Orality and Missions in Chinese

    Articles on Orality and Missions in Chinese

    A Chinese-language magazine and its related website carry seven articles about orality, the importance of heart language, Bible storytelling,and outreach to unreached people groups (UPGs).

  11. Orality, Bible Translation, and Scripture Engagement

    Orality, Bible Translation, and Scripture Engagement

    Grant Lovejoy's Beekman Lecture at the Bible Translation 2009 conference reviewed the positive steps that had taken place in the previous decade with respect to understanding orality, providing Bible resources for oral cultures, and improv ...

  12. The Old is New Again

    The Old is New Again

    "Storytelling is gaining momentum," Roy H. Williams writes. Find out in his brief memo why an old tradition is once again becoming new.

  13. Oral Tradition (Issue 26.1)

    Oral Tradition (Issue 26.1)

    "With issue 26, i, Oral Tradition delves into a wide variety of traditions and media in multiple cultural contexts, seeking as always to chart new territory and to expand the horizons of our joint, interdisciplinary field..."

  14. Storying the Bible in North America

    Storying the Bible in North America

    "Chronological Bible Storying is changing Christian communication and training dramatically. Church planters that learn how to address oral learning preferences will ride what has been called by some "the next wave of missions advance."..."

  15. Using Bible Stories and Dramatized Case Studies to Teach about the Occult

    Using Bible Stories and Dramatized Case Studies to Teach about the Occ ...

    In the July 2011 issue of Evangelical Missions Quarterly, Alan Howell describes how Mozambican Christians learned to apply Scripture to situations involving the occult.

  16. 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."

  17. 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."

  18. BIBLE STORYING, Article 10: Telling the story

    BIBLE STORYING, Article 10: Telling the story

    In Bible Storying, make every shared opportunity a training opportunity. Make best use of every shared opportunity with an interpreter or national Baptist partner a training opportunity...

  19. BIBLE STORYING, Article 9: Telling the story

    BIBLE STORYING, Article 9: Telling the story

    In Bible Storying, beyond knowing the background scriptures for each story, you might read a scripture passage for each story to anchor it in the Bible. When you tell the story, the listeners will hear the Bible passage as part of the story ...

  20. BIBLE STORYING, Article 8: Bringing closure to a Bible Storying opportunity

    BIBLE STORYING, Article 8: Bringing closure to a Bible Storying opport ...

    In bringing closure to a Bible Storying opportunity, consider...