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Emmanuel Olusola Fasipe on Oral Culture and Christian Worship
Christians who see themselves as "people of the book" read about the Word made flesh. They may treasure "I Love to Tell the Story" in their hymnals yet feel skeptical of Christians who prefer to express and pass on faith through oral culture. A Nigerian worship scholar explains the benefits of oral practices in church worship.
Conversation | July 26, 2021
Matthew Watson and Justin Fung on Neighborhood Spiritual Histories
Both church planters and established congregations can explore spiritual histories of their church neighborhoods. This helps them better communicate the gospel in the places where God calls them to serve.
Conversation | April 03, 2020
Storytelling and Testimony in Christian Worship
Celebrating its 150th anniversary led First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon, into a practice of storytelling and testimony in worship. They learned how stories cross boundaries and time and connect people with God’s big story.
Feature Story | June 26, 2018
Erika Marksbury on Connecting Testimonies to Scripture
Sometimes it is easier to use the Bible to look back at what God has done than to see what God is working toward. First Baptist Church of McMinnville, Oregon, includes testimonies in worship so that people can see how their lives are part of a story God is still telling.
Conversation | June 26, 2018
The Beauty and Value of the Oral Tradition
Storytelling can help us embrace the stories that have shaped our identities
Audio | November 04, 2016
Speech Communication in Worship
A showcase featuring some thoughtful resources that can help all who participate in worship through public speaking do so hospitably, succinctly, wisely, and with imagination.
Topic Showcase | June 14, 2016
Reconciliation, Story Telling, and Music
This workshop looks at how the church can lead by example in diversity and reconciliation through storytelling and music.
Audio | July 01, 2015
Role of Story Part I
Learning to lead worship takes practice, but where does one begin?
Video | March 10, 2015
The Most Important Word in Preaching
Since the inception of the New Homiletic in the 1970s, preachers have been experimenting with inductive and narrative forms of preaching, thanks to the likes of Fred Craddock and Eugene Lowry. The idea is for sermons to engage people, create an experience of the biblical text.
Audio | February 20, 2015
Enacted Word: Using Theater to Present Scripture
Learn a variety of techniques from theater and oral interpretation that can be used to proclaim Biblical texts.
Video | January 27, 2012