Category

Using the Arts

Drama

The Mark Drama

An innovative way of experiencing the Gospel of Mark and communicating it to others
"You can present every incident of Mark's Gospel vividly and powerfully to a group of invited guests, with a team of 15 actors from your church or Christian Union. It is an amazing experience for Christians, reminding them of the…
Richard
January 19, 2014
CultureMusic and WorshipUnderstanding Scripture

Early engagements with the Bible among the Gogo people of Tanzania

Historical and hermeneutical study of ordinary "readers" transactions with the Bible.
Mote Paulo Magomba (2004)
Abstract: This study falls within the area of the Bible in African Christianity, particularly ordinary readers' appropriation of and interpretation of the Bible. It seeks to explore, firstly, the processes of the encounter between the Bible and the indigenous people…
Richard
June 12, 2013
Film and VideoVisual Arts

Bible Story Media Tools

A Media Tool for Translation and Beyond
Margaret Doll, Julie Limmer (2011)
"Not everybody can wait! Written translation often takes years. What if we could have Bible stories in video form in weeks? What if you had a tool to engage people in the Bible translation process while broadening access to the…
Richard
June 6, 2013
Music and WorshipTraining

Arts for a Better Future

Arts for a Better Future (ABF) is a one-week workshop that trains participants to spark local, Scripture-infused creativity that moves communities toward the kingdom of God. The training content follows the 7-step process contained in Creating Local Arts Together: A…
Richard
April 26, 2013
DramaMusic and WorshipVisual Arts

Creating Local Arts Together

A Manual to Help Communities Reach their Kingdom Goals
Brian Schrag (2013)
Brian Schrag’s Creating Local Arts Together manual has both a stirring and exhilarating effect as the reader envisions the possibility of a community’s arts used for the purposes of God’s kingdom and, at the same time, is thorough and informative…
Richard
February 25, 2013
ChildrenFilm and VideoVisual Arts

The Illustrated Bible

Illustrated Bible selections and Bible videos
Keith Neely (2012)
"I realised that no translation was worth anything if my children didn't read it on their own because they wanted to. The burning question for me as a parent was how do I get my children into the word of…
Richard
September 14, 2012
Visual Arts

Making Scripture Attractive

Betty Green (2010)
"We make posters, bookmarks - laminated and non-laminated, bookmark kits for groups to make their own bookmarks, refrigerator magnets, note pads, stickers..." The Inakeanon People of the Philippines are seeing God’s Word in colorful attractive posters, bookmarks, key chains, greeting…
Richard
December 10, 2010
LiteracyMusic and Worship

Music: a bridge to literacy

Mary E Saurman (1993)
"Learning takes place when the activity is (1) receptor-oriented, (2) context-oriented, (3) repetitive, and (4) participatory… Indigenous music embraces all four of these learning components. Not only are the words in the people’s spoken language, but the music is also…
Richard
May 13, 2010