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Latest Orality Journal available online:

Volume 4, Number 2, 2015

Participatory & Learning Networks Revisited

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Posted by Linda Bemis on February 13, 2016 at 8:01pm

Expansion in the NE

In these uncertain days, what is it that gives you courage? What is it that allows you to get up once more and run into the battle? Weeping and mourning – groaning and agony – this earth is coming apart and there is not much in the field to get all excited about except maybe the end – and what is that going to look like?

Let me share with you what helps me roll out of the bed in the morning. When ladies whose bodies have been ravished by hard labor are still willing to hear the stories… Continue

Posted by pauline e nichols on October 22, 2015 at 10:45am

Here's a tool that we've found helpful for crafting engaging and memorable stories.

As we’ve been learning to tell God’s story, we’re discovering that using this story arc has given shape and appeal to the stories we are crafting. I’ll post more on this topic in a few days. In the mean time, take a Bible story and consider how you might divide it into each of these six elements.

Let me give you a for…


Posted by Nathan Wilkerson on September 29, 2015 at 8:59am

Sikkim Update

Posted by AMIT PRADHAN on May 20, 2015 at 7:51am

English Class Story Group

Posted by AMIT PRADHAN on May 20, 2015 at 7:30am


Orality and non-narrative portions of the Bible 5 Replies

Started by Justin Culp. Last reply by Regina Manley Oct 29, 2015.

Orality and Preaching - Do people really prefer stories? 10 Replies

Started by Desmond Soh. Last reply by Desmond Soh Aug 25, 2015.

Storying Training in an Academic setting??

Started by Ken Vogel Jul 7, 2015.


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