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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, among them) and muses on the roots such storying. Here’s …

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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 — but no matter how much we believe that to be …

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Hymn as karaoke

Well, this is not what I would call a positive example of a digital story. This is an example of digital “karaoke.” That is, you could probably sing along to this video — since the organ accompaniment is there and the lyrics are provided — but the images constrain the meaning rather than adding layers …

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Story without words

Here’s a great digital story that tells a story without really using words. Yes, there’s a song going on in the background which deepens and layers meaning, but to the extent that there is a narrative it’s one that you, as the person who engages the video, helps to create.

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 everyday lives. Catechists and students can team together to create …

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