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Who Tells God’s Story?

Who Tells God’s Story?

Watch and Wonder The Woman at the Well John 4: 5-42   Do Tell! In this story, Jesus sees this woman, this foreign woman, this woman he has NO BUSINESS being with (“Jews and Samaritans do not share things in common!”)–he sees her and reflects back to her the story of her life. In turn, in being seen, she begins to see Jesus for who he is– she sees the story of God unfolding before her. “Could this really be the Messiah?”…

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Conference Resources!

Conference Resources!

I had the great privilege of attending and providing leadership for two conferences over the last two weeks: the Festival Gathering of the Network of Biblical Storytellers and the Go Disciple Live conference on discipleship and evangelism. You can read more about my talk at the GDL conference here. I used a few resources over those days, and as promised, I am sharing them here. VIDEOS   other RESOURCES “To God, before whom I fall” was written and read by the amazing…

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Pentecost for Everyone

Pentecost for Everyone

Watch and Wonder Elizabeth Adkisson tells the Pentecost story (Acts 2:1-21) You can also listen to the Pentecost narrative on Story Divine (though nobody tells it like Elizabeth). What follows are story learning and telling prompts meant for all ages. Wonder Word Pentecost: The word “pentecost” comes from a Greek word which means “fifty.” Pentecost is the fiftieth day–its tradition began in Judaism as a celebration of the fiftieth day after Passover. For Christians, it is the fiftieth day after…

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What does it take to SEE Jesus? (John 20:19-31)

What does it take to SEE Jesus? (John 20:19-31)

A previous post–updated! Each year on the second Sunday of Easter we encounter the story of Thomas. This year the story seems especially important. Will we let fear and doubt be our primary narratives, or will we learn to tell a different story? WATCH and WONDER John 20:19-31 as told by Casey FitzGerald BREAK IT down A great way to start remembering the story as an adult and to help children get the basics is to break it down to the…

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Holy Week Roundup!

Holy Week Roundup!

Palm Sunday Matthew 21:1-11 As told by the Rev. Jeff Krehbiel For more Palm Sunday story learning/discussion ideas check the original post HERE. You can also catch the Story Divine podcast from Palm Sunday last year: http://traffic.libsyn.com/storydivine/Episode_10_Donkey_Sharing.mp3 Holy Week with Story Divine Hear the story of Holy Week as told by Casey FitzGerald on Story Divine. (This is a collection from last year–Casey is currently on maternity leave.) Episode 11.1 Memory Reboot http://traffic.libsyn.com/storydivine/Episode_11.1_Memory_Recovery_Holy_Week.mp3   Episode 11.2 Not I, Lord! http://traffic.libsyn.com/storydivine/Episode_11.2_Holy_Week.mp3…

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Storytelling Lent 1

Storytelling Lent 1

This post is a mash-up of previous posts on the story of Jesus in the wilderness for Lent 1. Though the stories told are from Matthew’s gospel (and we are in Luke this time around), they can still be applied! WATCH and WONDER X 2! This is one of my favorite kid-telling videos we made at our church. The wonderful Alex Bryant filmed and edited this one, which is why the quality is so great. My own children (who are…

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The story of the EPIPHANY

The story of the EPIPHANY

Revisiting the Epiphany Story Before you begin with the story-watching/learning process, check out this beautiful song by Richard Bruxvoort Colligan, musician, Psalm scholar and liturgical theologian! His gift to us this Epiphany. You can see/hear more of Richard’s work at Worldmaking Publishing and Psalm Immersion –or hear his wonderful weekly segment on the Pulpit Fiction Podcast!   WATCH AND WONDER Matthew 2:1-12 As told by Elizabeth Adkisson   WONDER WORDS HOMAGE–What does it mean to “pay homage”? To pay homage is…

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What do you want from me?

What do you want from me?

Watch and consider the story of Bartimaeus! Thanks to Burke Presbyterian Church for helping me create this video! Also check out the Story Divine podcast to hear this story and more!

Don’t you even care?!?!

Don’t you even care?!?!

Learning Mark 4 BY HEART Today we’ll use three steps to work toward learning Mark 4:35-41 by heart. These three steps can be done by almost every age. If you have non-readers, have them repeat the story out-loud after you when reading is required. Step 1: Read-Aloud Click on the text from Mark to see a PDF version of the story formatted for storytelling. Read aloud, walking around (if able). Do this three times. (For those wanting to, you may use the…

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Choosing David

Choosing David

Watch and Wonder Heather West tells the story of David’s anointing from 1 Samuel 16.   More to come on this post…stay tuned!