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!
An inspiring story from the World Association of Christian Communicators that explains how to support storytelling with women as a means to empower women.
Guestbook “is an international project committed to transforming hostility into hospitality, enmity into empathy, conflict into conversation.” It has created room to exchange stories by inviting young people in divided communities throughout the world to tell their own stories, listen to the other side, and create a new history.
Are you looking for some useful computer icons (that is, small clear pictures) that convey various religious ideas? Check out the Noun Project, which is all about “creating, sharing and celebrating the world’s visual language.”
Those of you who have been reading this weblog for a while will know that we think that story is an essential element of faith. Sandy Sasso is one of my favorite authors of beautiful picture books, and in this post she reflects on the role of story in religious education.
There is immense research and speculation about archetypes, and of course stories participate in that work. Here’s a “quick and dirty” blog post on story archetypes. I’m not fond of the marketing angle, but the earlier part of the piece is interesting.
Surely one element of “storying faith” includes “storying peace,” a profound project for photographer John Noltner. He has been exploring the meaning of peace, one story at a time. His website, book, and exhibition hold a wealth of stories with gorgeous photos of the storytellers accompanying them.
Storytelling can be profoundly powerful — powerful enough to change the ways in which we see each other. Geek Club Books is a nonprofit devoted to using storytelling to engage autism. They have a ton of useful resources on their website, as well as support for younger writers.
I didn’t realize until recently that there are games that help people to tell stories. Here’s a great introduction to this genre!