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Now I Understand

Your single-prop airplane buzzes low over the palm tree jungle. The pilot turns the yoke and banks into a slow arc. As the plane circles a tree-carpeted hill, you spot it — a grass airstrip running up the middle of a small village. Except for the nearby river,...

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Where Faith Comes By Hearing

Jo Clifford shares a great step-by-step account of one of the many trips she takes to record Scripture, this time to Mpanda in Tanzania. From invitation to hanging blankets over wooden frames, this is a brilliant window into the world of Scripture a...

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Social Media Ministry Made Easy

Not since Gutenberg developed the printing press has there been such a revolutionary means of spreading the gospel to people around the world. The Internet has eclipsed the influence of print, radio and television by putting the power to publish ...

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Homeless. Leper. Blind. Worthless.

These are the words Marion lived with most of her life. Pain and darkness had been her constant companions—until the day she heard about Jesus and His love for her. The top five changes when people are able to hear God’s Word for themselves are…

A Costly Presence

God is the Great Storyteller. With grand artistry, He brings forth a beautiful world in a spectacular universe. As the culmination of His creativity, He fashions Adam and Eve. He could have shielded them from Satan’s temptations, warding off evil, suffering an...

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Mining for Local Art Gems in the Philippines

We were a team of almost 20 people (Filipino and American), representing multiple organisations and a variety of art disciplines: music, dance, visual art, photography, audio recording, drama, storytelling, jewelry-making, 3D paper c...

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ION Africa Jos Conference: Day 1

The West African Orality Consultation commenced today, the 18th of July, 2017, at the ECWA Headquarters International Conference Hall. The purpose of this consultation is to understand the theory, practice and impact of orality in sharing the go...

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ION Africa Jos Conference: Day 2

Day 2 focused on practical descriptions of the practice of orality.  It sought to help participants analyse the different practices of oral learning and how storytelling has worked in different contexts in Africa.

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The Return of the Prodigal

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Overcoming Obstacles by Recording Scripture

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I Must Multiply

We met him in Zimbabwe in October of 2012. Having no interest ...

I am an oral learner!

For the last few years, I have been studying orality. Th...

Remember to Expect the Unexpected

Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Someti...

Tell Me More Stories!

They live tucked away in a rugged mountain region where ...

Loving across languages

Love is in the air… at least, it is in the grocery sto...

Why People of Every Tongue?

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One – Moses’ Story

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