Category Archive for: ‘Sharing’

  • Commercials for theological reflection

    I frequently invite people — in my classes, in church settings — to do theological reflection using commercials. Patricia O’Connell Killen long ago published a lovely book with an excellent process in it for more general theological reflection, which I have adapted. You can download …

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  • Haven for Queer storytellers

    Rainbowfamilytree.com calls itself a “Haven for Queer Digital Storytellers and their friends and families.” Using the core processes of digital storytelling this site (StoryingFaith.org) advocates, RainbowFamilyTree offers dozens of stories created by individuals who seek to share both the joys and the sorrows of their …

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  • Biblical storytelling

    Here’s a useful handout with some tips for approaching biblical storytelling well with children.

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  • Ideas for presentations

    There are some good ideas floating around the net for how to make good presentations. I think they offer some important clues to stories, too! Here’s some advice that originated with Guy Kawasaki. And here’s some useful advice for using templates.

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  • Stories and social justice

    There’s a great piece up at the magazine Teaching Tolerance which is entitled “Lights, Camera, Social Action!” and is all about ordinary folk creating films which highlight social justice issues.

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  • Storytelling as sacrament

    Although this blog post is not about digital storytelling, I think the points she is making apply equally well to digital stories. It might be that a congregation such as this could even consider recording the stories as they are told, and sharing them in …

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  • God in a teen’s world

    We are hoping to gather examples from all over of ways in which people are using digital storytelling in faith formation. Here is an example that comes from Cheryl Smith, who is the Eastern Region Resource Administrator in the Roman Catholic diocese of Syracuse, New …

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  • When telling a story makes it come alive again…

    We are convinced that the “create/share/believe” circle is never ending, and an essential way to describe how storytelling works. You can enter the circle at any point, and go in either direction — share/believe/create, for example, or share/create/believe, or any endless number of combinations — …

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  • Where do you find God?

    Here’s a fun contest that’s being offered by Loyola Press. As the Cyber Pilgrim notes: Loyola Press is inviting catechists and their students to be part of a contest that encourages children to explore the inspiring and sometimes-surprising ways they experience God’s presence in their …

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  • Simple digital stories with young kids

    Caroline Cerveny, the “Cyber pilgrim,” points to this nifty free site that supports adults in helping kids tell stories and share them digitally. It’s called Little Bird Tales, and Caroline suggests some simple ways to use it in religious education.

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