Category Archive for: ‘Believing’

  • Truth in story

    Alan Hurst, who writes his blog from a Mormon perspective, has a fascinating essay up about the ways in which story hold meaning in faith contexts. He’s noticed that there are some powerful science fiction writers in the Mormon community (my favorite, Orson Scott Card, …

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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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  • Curiosity is the place to begin

    A lot of people have pointed to the auto-tune remix of Mister Rogers that was floating around the net this spring, but Clayfire media is the first attempt I’ve seen to draw lessons from it for designing worship. Their primary point is that our curiosity …

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  • A train of hope

    Here’s a powerful short video story about a group of women who regularly prepare and offer food to the people clinging to the sides of freight trains as they seek passage into the US from Mexico.

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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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  • Youth group transmediates Mark 7

    Here’s an interesting take on Mark 7, done by a youth group (with a little help from their youth ministry leader, Craig Mitchell):

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  • NPR reports on digital stories and faith

    In the wake of YouTube viral sensation Jefferson Bethke’s “I love Jesus but hate religion” video, NPR reporter Barbara Bradley Hagerty reports on the impact of digital stories — particularly music videos — in religious contexts. An excerpt from her story: No matter what you …

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  • The Work of the People

    “The work of the people” has long been a phrase used to describe liturgy. Now it’s also the name of a thoughtful website which gathers up the work of artists who produce media for communities of faith. They also produce a video magazine, Alter Video, …

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  • Storying Advent

    One of the challenges for Christians living into a liturgical calendar, is that the Christian season of Advent is one of waiting and thoughtful reflection yet it occurs at the height of the commercial pressures of the holiday season. Here’s a lovely small piece by …

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  • Temple Emanuel

    Temple Emanuel was one of the first groups that Lynn Clark and her team at Denver University worked with in creating a digital story as a form of faith formation. Here is their story:

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