Friday, September 27, 2013

Disciple Making in the Historic Church: My Top Resources for Disciplemaking in the Histori...

Over at the new "Disciple Making in the Historic Church Blog" I posted this article that you might find helpful ... they aren't Bible Story Telling resources per se, but most people doing Bible storytelling are interested in the Good News "going viral". Many of these resources are about disciple making movements and/or church planting movements... "viral" spreading of the Gospel.

Check it out: Disciple Making in the Historic Church: My Top Resources for Disciplemaking in the Histori...:

Monday, July 1, 2013

P.R.A.Y. Psalm 73

It's not BIBLE STORYTELLING per se, but Bible Story Telling can be used with the method of the Bible.

The goal is to APPLY and LIVE out the Bible whether that Bible portion is spoken aloud or read silently.

Monday, April 8, 2013

One Bible Many Versions Dave Brunn Video Review

Here's a review of One Bible Many Versions by Dave Brunn. No pastor, seminarian, or Bible College student who is interested in Bible Translation is "current" unless they read this text! It's that good! Check it out at Amazon:

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Books of the Bible New Testament Review

This is my video review on "The Books of the Bible: New Testament"... It's a great tool for jumpstarting your Bible reading - and most importantly - your "Bible Understanding".


Written Review:

Story Thru the Bible: An Interactive Way to Connect with God's Word (Review)

Story Thru the Bible: An Interactive Way to Connect with God's Word (Navpress Devotional Readers) is a fairly short book designed as a handy guide to help people "story" through the Bible from "Creation to Christ", or, in this case to the Book of Acts!

Produced by "Walk Thru The Bible" and printed by NavPress, it has 52 chapters. Each chapter covers a major episode in scripture. It allows users to set up the story for the listeners, provide basic background, tell the story, and then lead a discussion and application of the story. A leader's summary section concludes the book.

This publication grew out of the work of the International Orality Network and the interest in Bible Storytelling not only worldwide but also for use in the United States as more people prefer to learn "orally" by listening than by reading.

This handy work will make Bible Storytelling accessible for many small group/Sunday School leaders who otherwise might not feel able to participate.

As the book suggests, the story telling format allows those unfamiliar with teaching a traditional Sunday School lesson to participate more easily in this form of communication.

It's well worth checking out as a resource for people wanting basic bible stories in one handy book.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Free "Les Miserables" Tickets for Select Cities

If you'd like FREE TICKETS TO LES MISERABLES in select cities, here's how to get those tickets.

First, here are the cities and times.

Atlanta (12/19/2012 - 7:00 PM)
Colorado Springs (12/18/2012 - 7:00 PM)
Dallas (12/18/2012 - 7:00 PM)
Los Angeles (12/18/2012 - 7:00 PM)
Nashville (12/18/2012 - 7:00 PM)
Orange County (12/18/2012 - 7:00 PM)
Washington, D.C. (12/18/2012 - 7:00 PM)

Go here to get the tickets and, please, could you thank me by "Liking my other blog's page on Facebook?" Thanks!

The Christ Institute with David Bryant January 18-20, 2013 New Braunfels TX

Dear Readers of the Bible Story Telling Blog: I'd like to take a moment to thank you for reading and to invite you to join me for The Christ Institute with David Bryant January 18-20, 2013 New Braunfels TX! If you're interested in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to renew your focus on Jesus Christ ... keep reading!
Spiritually Depressed? You Need The “Christ Institute”! If you’re tired of the “Culture Wars” and you’re wondering what it will take to renew the church and renew nations (not to mention renewing yourself!) … there’s no “political” answer to that question. The thing that changed the Roman empire where unwanted babies were left to die on the side of the road wasn’t a “political action committee”. We gasp in horror when children are abused or injured today because thanks to the Crucified Christ whose Lordship changes everything! He first changed the hearts of his followers towards these infants! They raised these discarded babies as their own and the world began to change. From there, the rest – as they say – “is history”! But if we’re living in a day when infants are just a few logical steps away from being left to die on the side of the road, then something’s desperately wrong… The problem is… we have forgotten who Jesus really is and it’s catching up with us, our churches, and our culture! Do “we” know Jesus for who He really is? That’s the question! When David Bryant and some friends took a foreign student out to dinner one time, they hoped to introduce her to Jesus Christ. But she’s the one who opened their eyes. The conversation about Jesus went something like this: “We love Jesus because whenever we have a need… He fulfills it!” “Oh really?” she said. And to every example of Christ dispensing blessings… cases of worry, finances, relationships, etc. her amazement grew! But not in the way you’re thinking! At the end of these reasons for “accepting Christ”, she blurted out…. “That’s amazing! Our family has a dead guru we pray to, and he does the exact same things!” Then it dawned on him (as it should dawn on us) Isn’t Jesus greater than a “Dead Guru”? If He is… how? FIND OUT HOW!
Get more information NOW! I'd love to see you!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Real Security in the New Year 2012

Bonhoeffer - Wikicommons
"Real secularity consists in the church's being able to renounce all privileges and all its property but never  Christ's Word and the forgiveness of sins.  With Christ and the forgiveness of sins to fall back on ,  the church is free to give up everything else." 
Attributed to Bonhoeffer, but true for us all...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Hollywood takes on the Genevan psalms

via The Genevan Psalter by David Koyzis on 11/21/11

In 1952 Miklós Rózsa, one of Hollywood's great film composers, borrowed the Genevan Psalter's tune for Psalms 36 and 68 in scoring Plymouth Adventure, the story of the Pilgrims' migration to North America in 1620.

Here is the text sung by the chorus:

Confess Jehovah thankfully,
For He is good, for His mercie
Continueth for ever.
To God of gods confess doo ye,
Because His bountiful-mercee
Continueth for ever.
Unto the Lord of lords confesse
Because His merciful kindnes
Continueth for ever.
To Him that dooth Himself onely,
Things wondrous great, for His Mercy
Continueth for ever.

The film's creators obviously did their homework, for this text comes from Henry Ainsworth's Psalter of 1612, which the Pilgrims brought with them from the Netherlands. This versification is of Psalm 136, which Ainsworth's Psalter assigns to this tune. I've not seen this film myself, but a friend told me that it aired last evening on television.

A Conversation on Persevering in Prayer

Here's my conversation with Matt Friedeman on American Family Radio today about persevering in prayer. You'll be able to see more about it at