Orality Education Resources

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FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

These articles introduce people to teaching and learning about orality 
  • Teaching New Testament Epistles Through Chronological Bible Storying - When people first learn about the chronological Bible storying method, they often recognize its value for transmitting stories from the Old Testament, the life of Jesus, and Acts. But before long they ask, “How do you handle the epistles?” It is a natural question.
  • Extent of Orality - When large numbers of people live by orality in community with one another over extended periods of time, it affects their whole culture. 
  • Extent of Orality: 2012 Update -  (Updated in 2012) When large numbers of people live by orality in community with one another over extended periods of time, it affects their whole culture. 
  • That All May Hear - The most understandable ways to present God’s message are the ones that people have used for generations. In many places around the world, these favorite methods are traditional oral art forms.
  • How to Introduce Oral Methods to Church Leaders in Oral Countries - A method in effectively teaching Biblical orality.
  • A Case for Heart Language - Chronological Bible Storying can be taught in a trade language. But what a difference it makes when the nationals tell the stories in their own heart language.
  • Orality Bible Translation and Scripture Engagement - The interrelationship of orality, Bible translation, and Scripture engagement from the perspective of an organization committed to making Christ known among all people groups and planting healthy churches among them.
  • Using Scripture to Disciple Oral Believers - As missionaries share the gospel, then, they must address the question of how to disciple new believers part of the Christian life.
  • Gospel Advance Doesn’t Depend on Literacy - Stories about Jesus and his teachings circulated widely by oral means for decades before they were written in the Gospels. The Bible says that the Word of God is “alive and active,” something that cannot be said of mere ink on paper. 
  • I Like to Learn, but Not to Read - Several of the others in the pastoral training session also could not read, or they understood only a little of what they read. They relied on spoken, not written, forms of communication.

Articles in French

  • That All May Hear - The most understandable ways to present God’s message are the ones that people have used for generations. In many places around the world, these favorite methods are traditional oral art forms.

Articles in Spanish

  • That All May Hear - The most understandable ways to present God’s message are the ones that people have used for generations. In many places around the world, these favorite methods are traditional oral art forms.


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