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Chanting the Scriptures
Tags: chanting, ethiopia, oral, scriptures, wolayta
When a New Testament translation project for the Wolayta of Ethiopia began in the early 1970s, the government would not allow books to be printed in indigenous languages; only in Amharic, the...
Making Jesus Famous Among the Nations
Tags: audio-visual, create international, film, media, oral, pre-literate
The 7,000 distinct unreached people groups of the world reflect the incredible complexity, diversity, and greatness of our God. One media form will not reach them all. As we pursue the task of...
Advancing Scripture Access for Discipleship Among Bible-less Oral People
Tags: audio-bible, bible, bible-less, oral, scripture, storytelling
Foundational to making disciples in every people group is enabling access to and engagement with the Word of God in their own language. This awareness has fueled initiatives by some translation...
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Learning From My Own Mistakes
Tags: gutenberg, oral, orality, storytelling, zuckerberg
They were not Hearing
Over a decade ago, I was traveling through Mozambique speaking to an audience that had traveled some distance. While preaching through a portion of Nehemiah, I noticed many...
Opportunity to Reach the Least of These
Tags: jesus film, lightstream, offline, oral, strategy, viral
Believers can spread the gospel to the ends of the earth with what is already in their hands—mobile phones. There are now more mobile phones in the world than there are people. Christians can...
More than Methods
Tags: bible storying, culture, language, method, oral, orality
You hear about this thing called orality from every corner of the planet. In India, leaders teach 100 key stories of the Bible to be able to recite to others as they spread the good news, and those...
Why Communicate the Gospel Through Stories
Tags: gospel, oral, orality, stories, story, storytelling
From Reconnecting God’s Story to Ministry: Cross-cultural Storytelling at Home and Abroad, 2005. Used by permission of William Carey Library, Pasadena, CA
I thought that I had finally learned...
Oral Preference Learners Welcome the Digitoral Era
Tags: digitoral, gutenberg, innovation, oral
From creation to about the time of the Gutenberg press, communication was primarily oral in nature; writing systems took time to develop, and technology for mass printing had not yet arrived. In...
From the Editor
We Have the Greatest Story Ever Told. Let's Use It.
Tags: gospel, gutenberg, oral, stories, story, storytelling
Steve was a house painter from England vacationing at a beach in the Philippines with his family. A Bible teacher named Christine happened to be staying at the same resort. One day during a...