The amazing power of storytelling
There is a remarkable revival in the ancient skill of storytelling. For thousands of years, societies have valued those with the gifts to ‘spin a yarn’.
In the West, there are many amateur storytelling groups, and even some professional storytellers. I have sat completely entranced in the storytelling tent of a local summer festival.
Storytelling is a wonderful skill to learn, and hugely valuable for any form of evangelism or Christian communication.
Why is this so important? Because we are hard-wired for story, even babies who cannot yet speak. It is the lens God gave us to interpret the world and our place within it. In our new ‘digital communication culture’, visual storytelling is becoming even more significant. We need to learn the skills to embed truth within story, as well as find embedded truth within the stories told by others. It’s what Jesus did.
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