How can we harness the power of story in a digital age? Here are some additional articles, videos, podcasts and books you might find helpful to compliment my keynote.
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On Storytelling and Creative Communication
Video: Bobette Buster, The Arc of Storytelling
Video: Jeffrey Overstreet, The How of Storytelling
Audio: Sheridan Voysey, How to Write Your Memoir
Audio: Sheridan Voysey, A Basket Full of Stars (on the process of creativity)
Audio: Sheridan Voysey, my BBC Radio 2 spots
Article/Audio: Sheridan Voysey, An Easter Parable (example of parable writing)
Article: Sheridan Voysey, Jesus Comes to Warrington (example of parable writing)
Article: Sheridan Voysey, Jesus Meets Crystal in a Cafe (example of parable writing)
Book: Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
On Human Longings
A conversation on longings with the Centre for Public Christianity
Video: Sheridan Voysey, Four Questions on the Nation’s Soul (6 part video series)
Audio: Sheridan Voysey, Four Questions on the Nation’s Soul (original keynote at Australia’s Parliament House)
Book: Sheridan Voysey, Unseen Footprints (in which I have a chapter on the topic)
Article: Sheridan Voysey, The Meaning of Life: 4 Options
Article: Sheridan Voysey, Who Are Today’s Secular Priests?
On Cultural Engagement
Listening to the Soul of Your Community seminar recorded at London Institute for Contemporary Christianity
Book: Andy Crouch, Culture Making
Book: Michael Goheen, Craig Bartholomew, Living at the Crossroads
Book: William Romanowski, Eyes Wide Open
Book: Kevin Vanhoozer (ed), Everyday Theology
Book: James Sire, The Universe Next Door
The writer shapes story around a perception of what’s worth living for and what’s worth dying for, what is foolish to pursue, the meaning of justice, truth – the essential values. In decades past, writer and society more or less agreed on these questions, but more and more ours has become an age of moral and ethical cynicism, relativism, and subjectivism – a great confusion of values.
As the family disintegrates and sexual antagonisms rise, who, for example, feels he understands the nature of love? And how, if you do have a conviction, do you express it to an evermore skeptical audience?
The erosion of values has brought with it a corresponding erosion of story.
Robert McKee, Story
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