Category Archive for: ‘Believing’

  • Photovoice and congregations

    “Photovoice” is a research strategy/community intervention model. One of the faculty on my dissertation committee, M. Brinton Lykes, has done extensive work with this strategy in circumstances where people are recovering from horrific warfare trauma. Now it is also being used in congregational settings. This …

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  • C21 issue on faith and stories

    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!

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  • And the Word went viral…

    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.

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  • Guestbook at Boston College

    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 …

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  • Sandy Sasso on story

    Those of you who have been reading this weblog for a while will know that we think that story is an essential element of faith. Sandy Sasso is one of my favorite authors of beautiful picture books, and in this post she reflects on the …

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  • Storying peace

    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.

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  • Young women of faith speak out

    Here is a powerful example of two young women sharing their stories of faith through spoken word:

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  • Stories of conversion

    Here’s an essay in the Christian context about using storytelling as a way to deepen faith sharing.The author, Jim Merhaut, uses moments of conversion as the foci and argues that there are five elements to such stories: Love Inspiring Witnesses Gospel Connections Holy Engagement in …

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  • Interfaith storytelling

    Sometimes people worry that getting children involved in interfaith work could be confusing, or cause them to doubt their own community’s stories. Actual practice suggests otherwise, with children actually being drawn more deeply into their own community’s stories, even as they engage others with respect. …

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  • Resources for storying vocation

    The Fund for Theological Education has an excellent short — and free! — resource for embodying something they label “vocation care.” The guide has within it some powerful story prompts that get at faith formation questions, as well as useful tools and background theories for …

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