In our last installment, we learned:
Biblical storytelling is a spiritual discipline that entails first committing to the deep memory a narrative text of the Old or New Testament and then engaging with it in a lively telling as a sacred event that binds teller and listeners in community (Definition by Network of Biblical Storytellers International).
We talked about reasons for biblical storytelling today:
- Storytelling is how the Israelites transmitted their history
- Only kings or priests would have had access to the written word
- Even the scrolls would have been difficult to read
- Paul’s letters were transcribed and then “performed” orally
- God commands us to learn the Scriptures and share with our children
Did you read your story every day? Three times? Great, you’ve already begun to learn your story.
Did you print out your story without verse numbers and double-spaced? Great!
Now, in Part 2, let’s talk about the next step in learning your story. When you look at your story printed on the page, are you confident you can learn it? Why not? It still looks like a big chunk of text, right? Let me show you some easy and creative ways to tackle the problem and tell a great story!