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.
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.”
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.
MindShift has created a handy list of apps which function well in digital storytelling classrooms. I’ve only used a few of them, Adobe Voice and Evernote, but I like those two enough to want to check out the rest of these. I have also been hearing good things about Nutshell.
Here’s useful advice for telling powerful stories about your nonprofit organization.