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Orality, the Bible, and the African Imagination

What are the links between orality and literacy? Is one method better than the other? Dr. Gregg Okesson discusses the effects of modernity and how it mistakenly posited literacy against orality as part of the Seven Minute Seminary series.

Samuel Chiang on Orality

Samuel Chiang speaks about Orality and the differences between an Oral Culture and a literate one. He guides us through some eye opening excercises and challenges the Church on the importance of adapting to oral cultures at the Issachar Virginia Beach 2015 ...

What is Orality? An Introduction

Charles Madinger, Associate Director of the International Orality Network, provides an introduction to Orality: what it is, and why it is important?

Artists Making Disciples of Oral Learners Part 2 of 2

Dr. Jerry Wiles presents the second half of a two part series on how artists can be powerfully used to disciple oral learners. Dr Wiles, President Emeritus of Living Water International, became involved with Orality in 1983 through the influence of Herbert...

Artists Making Disciples of Oral Learners Part 1 of 2

Dr. Jerry Wiles presents the first half of a two part series on how artists can be powerfully used to disciple oral learners. Dr Wiles, President Emeritus of Living Water International, became involved with Orality in 1983 through the influence of Herbert ...

Now Hear This! Recording Trip Stories Ep1

Listen to the pilot episode of “Now Hear This!” – a new podcast from Faith Comes By Hearing! In it, host Aaron talks with Mark, one of FCBH staff, about his most recent recording trip to a small island off of the coast of Alaska, St. Lawrence. The testimony...

Dawro Full Bible Production

Whitestone Media, a production studio in Uganda, is a long-time friend and partner of Davar. Today, we are grateful to share a glimpse of our process and like-minded passion to make the Word of God available to 533,000 Dawro-speaking people in Ethiopia.

Oral Strategies for Rapid Multiplication

Nearly 80% of people in the world learn primarily or exclusively though oral means. They learn stories, songs, dramas, and media rather than written words. Even those who are literate often prefer non-print forms of communication. (GACX Webinar, recorded Ja...

Every Believer is a “Storyteller”

Enthusiasm for learning how to share God’s Word through the oral arts is repeated with every new Scriptures In Use field partner we add to our efforts. With approximately 90% of the remaining unreached, unengaged people groups living in oral cultures, SIU a...

Communicating to Oral Learners

Samuel Chiang facilitates discussion about the use of oral communication strategies at the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation, Cape Town 2010

Storytelling with Bramuel Musya

In case you previously missed it, here is a great video from the content library archive, first posted here January 6, 2016. Bramuel Musya, former Regional Director of East Africa, describes the practice of storytelling with audience participation. From the...

Training Translators with an Oral Foundation

The first graduation for the Institute for Biblical Languages & Translation's inaugural School of Biblical Hebrew was held in late February 2018. 15 translators from 6 different nations were immersed in Biblical Hebrew for 8 months, in a program that starts...

Captivating Oral Cultures Through Story

What 5 things do people need to know? Jerry Wiles and Living Waters International provide a brief explanation why stories are so powerful at providing these answers.

Master Storyteller Launches at ION North America Regional Conference

4.2.20 Foundation announces the official release of the Master Storyteller full production, recently launched at the NAR ION conference held in Colorado Springs! Watch the trailer, order, share and explore at master-storyteller.net

Equipping the Next Generation

The future of the Middle East and North Africa will be defined by its next generation. Join with thousands of Christians across the globe from 5–12 November to pray for SAT-7’s work in equipping people’s lives.

Walter Ong – Oral Cultures and Early Writing

Formative historian Walter Ong explores the effects early writings had on oral cultures.

Connecting Your Digital Footprint to the World’s 5 Billion Oral Learners

Twenty years ago the idea of Digital Orality was reserved to a few cutting edge ideas like solar powered cassette players. But now, nearly every living person on the planet is within digital reach. With a solid understanding of how orality works and is then...

The only question left…

Faith Comes By Hearing has Bible recordings in 1,082 languages spoken by 6 billion people in 2017. Over 454 million people in virtually every country have been reached through their wide range of programs. Watch this inspiring video to discover why they do...

Making the Gospel Available in Every Home

Dr Ascott, founder and CEO of SAT-7, had a eureka moment one day as he was walking through a very poor area of Egypt, and watched a family living on the streets. They had very little, but they were watching a TV which was hooked up to a car battery! He real...

Rabindra’s Story

Disowned by his family after disclosing his Christian faith, Rabindra continues to fulfill his role as a pastor despite societal risks and challenges. Continuously facing trials of engaging local people with Scripture, he ultimately discovers a deep connect...

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