NPR reports on digital stories and faith

In the wake of YouTube viral sensation Jefferson Bethke’s “I love Jesus but hate religion” video, NPR reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports on the impact of digital stories — particularly music videos — in religious contexts. An excerpt from her story: No matter what you think of Mitchell’s interpretation of Christianity, one thing is clear. …

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Working with narratives

Thaler Pekar is a talented and innovative consultant who works with a variety of organizations and causes, using the tools of narrative. Here she writes about the “benefits of building a narrative organization,” and here about “working with stories.”

More than that

A recent Diane Sawyer special, Children of the Plains, prompted a group of school kids in the Todd Country School District (which serves the Rosebud Sioux Reservation), to create this alternative digital short telling their own stories: (Hat tip to Dakota O’Leary unplugged)

Storying Advent

One of the challenges for Christians living into a liturgical calendar, is that the Christian season of Advent is one of waiting and thoughtful reflection yet it occurs at the height of the commercial pressures of the holiday season. Here’s a lovely small piece by Maggi Dawn that attempts to offer a different reflection for …

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An example from school kids

Here’s a digital story that tells of the collaboration between middle school students from two very different contexts. It’s not “about” religion, per se, but it would be an interesting catalyst for having storytellers think about how to tell their stories.