Category Archives: Mark

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?!?!

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 “episode” spaces to name each section–use these names later to jog your memory as you try to tell the story by heart.)

Mark 4 35_41

Step 2: Read with Pictures

Play this video, reading aloud the lines on each image at least two times.


Step 3: Dropping the Script

Tell the story using this video–which has the images from the previous video, but no words.
How much were you able to remember?

Hear the story on Story Divine!

He is RISEN! A Video for Easter

I have a lot of thoughts about this video, but for now, I’ll just leave it here for you.

Blessings on this Easter. May you GO and TELL: HE IS RISEN! HE IS RISEN, INDEED!

You Are So Beautiful

It’s often hard for people to watch themselves on video. (This is generally true of my own experience.) But lately, as I have been making more videos of other people telling biblical stories, I have had a revelation: YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL.

It is a great joy to film folks telling the story. But the unexpected joy has come when I sit down by myself to edit. As I cut and paste and manipulate sound, as I watch the brave faces across the screen, I am filled with a deep joy. YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. I wish that those in front of the camera could see themselves as I see them in the editing room. This must be something of how God sees us. Perhaps I will even try to see myself that way.

I am grateful for the gift of this storytelling ministry–for the people I encounter and the light that shines in each telling. Beautiful.

Here are two videos I filmed this month with the saints of Burke Presbyterian Church. I had the great joy of keynoting their 3-day intergenerational VBS experience and we filmed these two videos during that time. They are so beautiful.