Here’s an interesting example of inviting popular films into sustained engagement in faith formation — all through the mechanism of Sunday School!
I have to admit I’m not a fan of this site’s title — ClergyStuff — but that’s only because I think it’s a great resource beyond clergy. The website explores ways to engage the narrative lectionary, which is a calendar of texts offered as an alternative to the revised common lectionary. The goal of this …
“Photovoice” is a research strategy/community intervention model. One of the faculty on my dissertation committee, M. Brinton Lykes, has done extensive work with this strategy in circumstances where people are recovering from horrific warfare trauma. Now it is also being used in congregational settings. This piece has a nice overview, along with a useful example.
Maria Popova has a lovely reflection on Neil Gaiman’s lecture on “How stories last.” Both are definitely worth the time!
Linda Buturian, an instructor at the University of Minnesota, has put together a lovely free e-pub that lays out a variety of assignments and ways to use digital storytelling in learning settings. It’s a great resource!
Everyday Democracy has put together a great brief guide to doing a basic video about your organization.
Here’s a great, brief piece by Ken Burns on story: https://youtu.be/H37yNkrw3_4
Boston College’s Church in the 21st Century program just released an entire issue (fall 2015) of their resource magazine devoted to faith and stories. Check it out!
I can’t resist sharing this essay I wrote a year ago – it’s now available for free at the America Magazine website — and it briefly describes how I think biblical story “works” in the world we’ve living in now.
I’m not a huge fan of simply didactically “illustrating” biblical verses — I’d much rather add layers of additional interpretation that open up, rather than close down meaning — but I thought this was a kind of cute illustration. It’s at least a fun way to use Legos!