We are pleased to give advanced notification that the 2019 ION North American Region Conference with take place in Toronto, Oct. 3-5, 2019.
The theme for this year's conference will be '1 WORD 4 ALL - Embodying Jesus in a Post-Textual Society'
The Lausanne Movement has published a new Orality Infographic for your use.
DR VICTOR MADZIAKAPITA
REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR ION AFRICA
AUGUST 28, 2018
ION Africa in its 2018 plan included the introduction of oralityto a French Speaking Country. The desire was to do this in DRC and at that time Bunya in Eas...
We are pleased to give advanced notification of a consultation that will be held in Europe, in partnership with Oxford Centre for Missions Studies (OCMS), September 26-28, 2019 in Oxford, UK.
More details to follow.
We are pleased to give advanced notification of a consultation that will be held in Europe, in partnership with Oxford Centre for Missions Studies (OCMS), September 26-18, 2019 in Oxford, UK.
More details to follow.
This exploration investigates how to communicate in today’s “Conceptual Age,” employing digital media to connect with a predominately oral world.
A film director and producer recount their pursuit of seeking to understand how God speaks and how He, as the Master Storyteller, invites us to speak.
A senior translator probes the multi-layered nature of orality and its relationship with Bible translation.
This article explores how incorporating local artistic forms into a Bible translation project enhances the naturalness of a biblical passage.
By contrasting two different communication models (process and semiotic), Gravelle analyzes how experience and environment influence the communication process.
Written from grassroots experience, Wafler describes how orality can transform the language and culture learning experience.
Kwa offers an oral perspective on how churches in Singapore engage culture through church banners.
Has orality been effectively applied to discipleship? Arnett offers a critical analysis of typical shortcomings as well as practical steps forward.
We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a North America Regional Conference, September 11-13 at the Focus on the Family Campus, Colorado Springs
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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.
Interested in how mentoring and artistry work together? This practical perspective on cross-cultural mentoring, specifically between artists, emphasizes the importance of cultivating character formation through personal interaction.
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.
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.
We are excited to announce the theme for ION's North America Regional Conference in Houston, TX (Sept 12-14):
Word Without borders
Orality: making Him known through creativity and culture.
Praying, Caring and Sharing: Surviving the Brussels Terrorist Attacks
By Jerry Wiles, President Emeritus, Living Water International, Special to ASSIST News Service
On May 13th this year, ION will be hosting a one day event that will be held in New Delhi, bringing together a select group of leaders from across India who represent church, missions, Bible agencies and theological institutions. The purpose of this Think T...
The worship of God in “spirit and truth” presents both the goal and fuel of missions, which allows for a surprising freedom of indigenous cultural expression.
This brief survey of artistic expressions within the Early Church invites contemporary application within today’s worship community.
Christian symbols, both historically and contemporarily, enable clearer communication of the gospel across cultures.
A synthesizing of Tibetan cultural arts and the Christian message of hope enables Tibetans to believe in Jesus.
Yankelovich, a research company, provided the world with a study that said the average American was exposed to 5,000 advertising messages every day. Common sense says that we cannot process that much input. A study in 2014 by Media Dynamics, Inc., confirmed...
An introduction to participatory learning and communication is provided through an in-depth look at a participatory mindset,
participatory techniques, and participatory tools, as well as a consideration of how such an approach fits with oral-preference com...
Helpful Observations and Case Studies from the Field:
Discussions with Community Stakeholders in Nepal about Language Development
Reflections on Using a Participatory Approach
Reflections on a Village Facilitation about a Community’s Real Needs
Leadership Lab provides another reminder of how valuable a multifaceted learning experience can be to facilitate participant engagement.
An account of one literate preference worker’s experience in trying to facilitate oral-preference communicators and lessons she learned on the way.
Pastors occasionally connect with me about evangelism and discipleship for their church. It was great talking with a church planter / preacher in another state recently regarding his attempt to preach hoping to disciple his congregation. Together, we contra...