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Storytelling - essential for Christian communication
Yet another reminder in this video short, that storytelling is the key to communicating any message, anywhere, any audience, any purpose. My heart sinks every time I’m exposed to a sermon that contains no illustrations, no personal stories, no imagery, no jokes. Because I know that I will almost certainly have forgotten it by lunchtime.
What should happen in your brain during storytelling?
There is, happily, a growing understanding of the significance of storytelling for good communication. The video below explains research into brain chemistry as a response to storytelling.
Mobile phones and Christian ministry in Africa
Mobiles have become transformative across Africa. It is an amazing story. Any plan for evangelism or discipleship in Africa, which does not integrate mobile phones at some level, is severely handicapped.
Storytelling is at the heart of all effective communication.
When someone says, "Let me tell you a little story," it switches something on in our brains. Because we are hard-wired for story. If you preach, lecture, teach, or write without using stories, you are likely reducing the understandability of your message by a factor of 10, and its memorability by a factor of 20.
Supporting the Weak Spot - #6635
Re-program yourself by thinking Scripture where you usually think sin, and then hammer the Devil with God's Word and a response that is biblical whenever temptation comes. The Devil can't stand a biblical response.
Biblical parallels from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations
Some thoughts from UK about our Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Point of information: this weekend was chosen as the equivalent point of the year to the Coronation in 1953. That was 59 years ago, because it was not celebrated till 16 months after she became Queen in 1952. Like a large majority of Brits, I cannot remember a time when she was not the Queen. And yet … and I really don't get this Passage of Time thing at all … I can remember as a 3-year-old watching her Coronation on next door's tiny black and white TV, along with 19 others crammed into a small living room.
Free Christian graphics to illustrate Bible teaching, sermons, youth talks and more
A new Bible resource is unique in its scope, offering totally free photographs and drawings to illustrate Bible stories.
Sources of digital evangelism news, strategies, ideas
Publications that bring new ideas, strategies and stories.
4 vital principles of evangelism in the 21st century
In 21st Century evangelism, there are four overarching principles that must inform what we do, worldwide.
Left brain versus right brain communication - infographic explains the difference
We hear a lot about 'left-brain' and 'right-brain' these days. Below is a helpful infographic summary. Of course, most of us are a mixture of both sets of characteristics, depending on our personality, gender and the culture we live in. But one side may tend to predominate. A huge significance to these differences: our digital communication culture, and therefore the biggest influence on the way we all think and communicate, is much more 'right-brain' than the print communication it is rapidly replacing. Evangelism and ministry is changing too.