The latest edition of the Orality Journal is available for download on the International Orality Network website.
Literacy, Orality, and the Web - Gilles Gravelle
What oral communication can accomplish in Bible translation projects that print communication alone cannot.
Church Planting Movements among Oral Learners - Pam Arlund
Case studies of using orality strategies in church planting movements.
Using Rituals to Disciple Oral Learners: Part 1 - W. Jay Moon
What can we learn from the powerful effects of rituals from cultures and how can rituals be used for meaningful discipleship.
Contextualizing the Gospel in a Visual World - Clyde Taber
In a media saturated world, how do we contextualize Kingdom stories for the new generation?
Inside-out Stories - Marlene LeFever
When a ministry retools, what are the outcomes?
Mind the Gap: If This Is Your Land, then Where Are Your Stories? - A. Steve Evans
What and where are our stories that help us claim the land?
Ten Mistakes of a New Bible Storyteller - J.O. Terry
Wisdom from a storytelling practitioner.
Story Proof: The Science behind the Startling Power of Story - Tara Rye
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June 3-8, 2013 (USA) and July 7-12, 2013 (UK)
Arts for a Better Future (ABF) is a one-week workshop that trains participants to spark local, Scripture-infused creativity that moves communities toward the kingdom of God.
The training content follows the 7-step process contained in Creating Local Arts Together: A Manual to Help Communities Reach Their Kingdom Goals (2013, William Carey Library). Participants join in a condensed application of this flexible model to an existing cultural context. They then develop plans to implement principles for encouraging Scripture engagement through the arts to a community in which they work.
ABF focuses on discovering all artistic forms of communication in a community, and then helping local Christians communicate Scripture in these forms by a process of critical contextualization. The workshop is drenched in warm, artistic personal interaction with other people and God. A wide range of people interested in increasing the penetration of Scripture into a group have benefited from ABF: missionaries with artistic gifts, cross-cultural ministry strategic planners, pastors, worship leaders, people interested in developing multicultural worship, artists of all kinds, and others.
Sponsored by the International Council of Ethnodoxologists, SIL International, Pioneer Bible Translators, and the World Arts program at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (and All Nations Christian College for the UK event).
Upcoming ABF workshops:
The Mobile Ministry Forum (MMF) is a coalition of ministries working towards the goal of giving every unreached person a chance to encounter Christ and His kingdom in a compelling, contextualized fashion through their personal mobile device by 2020.
Mobile Advance's mission and vision is connecting the unreached with the good news and church of Jesus Christ through the device that connects them with the world- the mobile phone.
At their website you will find:
- Resources to help you to get started and advance in mobile phone empowered ministry;
- Research, reviews, case studies and strategy papers that will help you and the Church to advance into new, more powerful realms of mobile phone outreach;
- A community of like-minded “world Christians” who are using the mobile phone to help bring the gospel to their neighbors and friends. Some of these people have faced the same issues you are facing and have answers you need. Others may be facing barriers you can help them overcome.