The International Orality Network and the International Council of Ethnodoxologists are excited to collaborate in both 2016 editions of the Orality Journal. The two networks, through this publication, are exploring the relationship between orality and the arts.
While having established the power of the arts for transformation in volume one, the reality remains that many practitioners today need equipping for contemporary communication challenges. How does one integrate the arts, a strong commitment to the biblical text, worship of the Triune God and contextual mission praxis among oral-preferenced communicators?
This Autumn 2016 edition of the Orality Journal provides a continuation of volume one, seeking to address this broader practical question from a variety of different perspectives.
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This article explores the value of the art of silence to establish relationships and release indigenous creativity, particularly through prayer, space, and trust.Download File
This interview captures the excitement of how orality is enabling people to appreciate their own cultural artistic expressions and to be transformed by the Christian message.Download File
Sanha provides experienced reflections from a “local artist” perspective on the power of indigenous arts, the stewardship of artistic gifts, and ideas on integrating different art forms within the church.Download File
This account of how one Christian woman came to believe in the power of the arts, particularly for outreach amidst her Jamaican context, emphasizes the dramatic interrelationship of different artistic expressions including storytelling, proverbs, and dance.Sign up to access content
This engaging introduction to “Arts for a Better Future” emphasizes how relationally engaging with the arts in community-honoring ways can open up new experiences for people in their own languages and cultural art forms.Sign up to access content
Walking through the necessary considerations, Neeley discusses how commissioned artistic works not only communicates the Christian message but also promotes indigenous artistic expression.Download File
Whether narrative portions or monologue, Rowe provides insight into dramatizing the biblical accounts so audiences can engage the Word of God afresh.Sign up to access content
By providing a descriptive analysis of the way Christian arts festivals in India are blossoming, this account captures the excitement and effectiveness of oral, indigenous, artistic creativity.Sign up to access content
The dramatic impact of biblical storytelling has brought transformation both to and through these South Asian women as God opens doors through His word and these women’s faithfulness.Download File
When the scriptures are kept central and yet allowed to speak through wholistic artistic expressions, lives are transformed and indigenous multiplication happens.Sign up to access content