Category Archive for: ‘Examples’

  • Healing America’s spiritual pain

    That’s the substance of a profound essay by Serene Jones appearing at Time.com. Her prescription for healing America’s spiritual pain? “We need a new common narrative about who we are as a country.” I won’t quote the whole essay — please read it! — but here’s an excerpt: …

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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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  • Creative narrations

    Creative Narrations is a nonprofit that does a lot of work on digital storytelling. They have a website with a huge archive of digital stories, and lots of other resources.

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  • Simple rules for reckoning with emotion

    Bene Brown is both empathic and eloquent, and she is sharing her wisdom with the world in all sorts of ways. I’m fond of this short piece that was Oprah.com years ago, and think it’s worth pointing to yet again. In it she suggests four practices …

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  • A deeper story

    I wish we had found this site earlier, before it went into archive mode. I love the idea of finding ways to share stories that people have crafted about their lives. It’s the heart of why I think digital storytelling is a form of faith …

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  • Stories build connection

    Leaf Seligman tells a powerful story in this TEDx talk about the ways in which the stories we tell can make and break connection, can draw us beyond the “either/or” worlds too many of us inhabit.

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  • Learning Dreams

    Here’s a neat — and transformative — project based at the University of Minnesota which focuses on supporting learning dreams for adults, and by extension, their families. It’s not about faith, per se, but there is much that those of us who work on faith …

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  • Talk to me videos

    I’m not always the biggest fan of either Facebook or the Huffington Post, but here’s some useful advice on how to create a “talk to me” video — remember, you don’t have to post it at Facebook!

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  • Digital stories in higher ed classrooms

    I resonate so much with this statement: “We educators have this need or impulse to take an expert stance in the classroom. It’s comfortable to be the expert. I found that relinquishing some of that stance and giving students ways to be the experts can …

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  • Sunday school through films

    Here’s an interesting example of inviting popular films into sustained engagement in faith formation — all through the mechanism of Sunday School!

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