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Jace, Sr. Pastor of Grace Bible Church in Dallas Texas, attended a class on Bible storytelling and Orality taught by Dr. Larry Dinkins at Dallas Theological Seminary earlier in the summer. Butch Vernon talks to Jace about how he sees Bible Storytelling being used in his ministry in the future. Today’s show: Reaching mixed generations Touching the h…
 
Once again the Lord shows us how "the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men" (Titus 2:11) when some people, like the Yanamamo, live in the most remote areas of the world. Could these people describe heaven and hell in a biblically accurate way? Today’s show: Recognizing the Deciever Stones of Fire in Heaven? Light Exposes Evil …
 
Michael Dawson describes how Gospel music gets pitted against demonic chants. Which one wins and why? Hear how one Yanamamo witch doctor had to decide whether to follow the God of justice and love or live in hell. Today’s show: The Power of Gospel Music Choose this day…. Yanamamos in Amazon of Venezuela Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops…
 
Ever wonder how "the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men" in Titus 2:11 when some people live in the most remote areas of the world? Michael Dawson sheds tremendous insights to how God reveals Himself among different people groups. What does "Pokemon" have to do with the Yanamamo? How does that light in a believer impact the …
 
Michael Dawson, born and raised among the Yanamamo in Venezuela, introduces us to his family and the Yanamamo. He describes the impact of God's Story: From Creation to Eternity among this very remote people group. Incredibly, more have accepted Christ in the past 10 years than 50 years combined! Today’s show: Yanamamo Paradise? Spirit of the Rainfo…
 
Drew's final episode about his time in Mozambique, the impact on those in country, and the value orality had on his own personal philosophy. He describes how the process of Simply The Story provides an incredible humanizing process giving value to every participant. Today’s show: Valuing the Participant Does the Method Uphold the Word? Removing Bar…
 
Teachers of the Bible desire to keep accuracy to the Scriptures. Can this accuracy be kept when people are discussing a Bible story or passage? Yes! But how? Drew describes the process of people staying true to the Word, the value of silence, and the reaction of the people. Today’s show: Staying Accurate Value of Stories and Transferable Process Mi…
 
Can an oral communicator in remote areas of Mozambique enjoy the same training and understanding of Scripture as literate learners in the USA? What if these oral learners have no access to commentaries? Drew continues sharing about the barriers and struggles he encountered in missions, along with the successes and discoveries using STS with oral le…
 
Drew shares his disappointment trying to reach Mozambicans with the Gospel using traditional seminary trained methods. After an emergency evacuation, Drew discovers orality, receives training, and implements what he learns. Hear how it changed his ministry. Today’s show: Bible stories in USA vs. Mozambique Prolific Reader vs Oral Learner Challenges…
 
Butch and Andrea share about their experience with Robby Dilmore, host of The Christian Car Guy and Kingdom Pursuits on the Truth Network. They also give some final thoughts on their discussion of the Bronze Serpent from Numbers 21:4-9. Today’s show: Feedback needed Bronze Serpent final thoughts STS on Radio Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming work…
 
Did the Israelites really repent? What does a snake on a rod have to do with Jesus? Butch, Andrea, and Robby Dilmore, host of The Christian Car Guy and Kingdom Pursuits on the Truth Network, continue their discussion of the Bronze Serpent Bible story. Refer to Numbers 21:4-9. Today’s show: Walking in the snake pit Trusting God Repentance and conseq…
 
Robby Dilmore, host of The Christian Car Guy and Kingdom Pursuits on the Truth Network, enjoys a live call-in show and discussion of the Bronze Serpent Bible story with Butch and Andrea. Refer to Numbers 21:4-9. Today’s show: Speaking Against Leaders Leaders Doing their Best Israelites Learn from their Parents Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming wo…
 
Part 2 with Su Kim, who took a class by Dr. Larry Dinkins at Dallas Theological Seminary and discovers the power of Bible stories and deep discussion. There is no junior Holy Spirit for children. Su challenges pastors and the academics saying, "If it's good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for us." Today’s show: Children find depth in the Word Va…
 
Su Kim, a highly educated pastor, audits a class by Dr. Larry Dinkins at Dallas Theological Seminary and discovers the power of narrative theology, preaching with Biblical stories, and the Hebraic roots of discussing Scripture. For all ages and education, people wonderfully discover more new treasures in the Bible. Today’s show: Engaging all ages W…
 
How does the church body reach those who refuse to come to church? How does our value system of giftings compare to God's value system? This eye opening conversation could help us all value the giftings of people, even if they don't know Christ. Today’s show: God's value system Reaching non-believers New seasons of life Links … Simply the Story … U…
 
Saying goodbye to a ministry you love can be heart wrenching. God moved Tami into a new season and she describes the impact. During this time of transition God was also moving on her husband's heart through God's Story: From Creation to Eternity. Today’s show: Discussion style teaching Sabbaticals and the benefits God's Story: From Creation to Eter…
 
Tami describes how her husband once refused to hear about Jesus and what caused him to finally listen to Bible stories. She shares that STS taught her about the deep relationships in the global body of Christ, good listening skills, and listening to the heart. Today’s show: Respectful communication The Chosen Active listening Links … Simply the Sto…
 
In Part 2 of Academic Orality, Butch and Larry discuss Secondary Orality and how electronic media affects modern culture using The Ark and the Creation Museum as examples. They share how discussion helps participants to understand the accurate meaning of the story as well as to make personal applications. Today’s show: The screen time and youth Goo…
 
Orality is often presented as a tool for people with low literacy skills. But what happens when Orality meets Seminary? Butch Vernon and Larry Dinkins discuss the graduate class that they are teaching at Dallas Theological Seminary, and they relate how they lay an academic, apologetic foundation for teaching by oral methods. Today’s show: Overview …
 
This podcast with Pastor Dave Johnson of Calvary Chapel Old Towne will have you laughing at some points as he shares about the pot holes and the elephant herds. You will also be deeply touched in another part as Dave gives the testimony of a blind student that graduated from an Oral Bible School. Today’s show: Leadership Development Invitation to V…
 
Pastor Dave Johnson from Calvary Chapel Old Towne describes a major move of God among the refugees in Uganda and Kenya. The number of STS Oral Bible Schools are spreading rapidly. Hear how the Bible impacts theology, doctrines and villages. Today’s show: Training Center in Adjumani Being Ready In Season and Out of Season All Ages Learning Bible Tog…
 
Pastor Dave Johnson shares his heart to equip the church body and discipleship. In the midst of implementing this desire, he explains the dynamics of transitioning from a missions pastor to the senior pastor during the covid lockdown. We also hear how this mid-sized church has grown spiritually over the past year. Today’s show: Healthy Pastoral and…
 
For many years people have been taught to study narrative passages the same as non-narrative portions of the Bible. Butch discusses how stories in scripture can be studied using different tools and processes with depth and understanding. He points out how the story can lose its power and beauty if it is dissected into minute pieces of information. …
 
Training a child in the way he should go, takes time and teaching. Rachel shares the hard struggles of having a child that lied, confessions of an older child, and building a good name. Every parent has access to the same life manual, the Bible, and can implement these easy and creative ideas. Hear the impact the children have on others. Today’s sh…
 
Wondering how to help children learn the Bible? Struggling to train a child in the way he should go? This podcast with Rachel brings to light creative ideas for implementing Scripture in every day life, not just in school. Hear the amazing ways her children respond to God's promptings. Today’s show: Children praying specific prayers Character issue…
 
Larry Dinkins describes the impact of orality among the Buddhists, Tom Steffen shares his experience with story based methods among the animists, and Bill Bjoraker gives similar testimony of Bible narrative with Jewish people. The experience and studies that these 3 men have, runs wide. If you're wondering whether oral methods or STS might work in …
 
Join Larry Dinkins and Bill Bjoraker they discuss the application of the Shema in Deuteronomy 6 to our everyday lives today. Their renewed vigor for the Word of God helped lay a foundation for using the Bible in their every day marketplace adventures. Hear how this deep dive into Biblical storying improved marriages as well! Today’s show: Understan…
 
Carolyn shares what it was like to reach retirement age and encourages others how to find the niche God has for them. The Lord used Moses at age 80, how could He use you? In Carolyn's quest for a greater ministry she describes how storytelling the Bible has expanded her ministry even with her grandchildren. Today’s show: Sit for Retirement? No way!…
 
Carolyn worked as an IT Specialist for years, but when she reached retirement she asked God for an expanded ministry. As a result of obeying the Lord, hear what has impacted her from the shores of Timor to the jungles of Thailand. Now Carolyn offers the same opportunities to others to expand their ministries. Today’s show: Caretaker's Struggle with…
 
The Simply The Story Burkina Faso leader continues sharing some challenges from a recent workshop. Her wise words regarding the expenditure of time should cause many to rethink what we do. Hear how her children, who are also involved in ministry, encouraged pastors and leaders. Today’s show: How we spend our time Children encourage leaders in the W…
 
In this wonderful report, the Simply The Story Burkina Faso leader describes the impact of recent STS workshops as well as the use of God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity. Hear how Bible students and 2 communities respond to God’s Word. Today’s show: STS Impact Report Man Celebrates 2 Births in 1 Day Solar Audio Players Play the Word. Links … Sim…
 
Listen to an inspiring interview with Jennifer as she describes her research into STS Oral Bible Schools in Ethiopia. She found that participants in these schools not only grew in their own faith, but were able to empower others in their poor villages to share God’s Word. Today’s show: Oral Bible Schools Empowering the poor STS in Ethiopia Links … …
 
Libby shares an amazing Bible story about Gideon, and helps listeners discover how God can help them to face fear in their lives. Today’s show: Gideon Fear Trust Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism Follow us on Twitter ~ YouTube ~ Facebook ~ iTunes Po…
 
Join Larry Dinkins as he shares the story of the Good Samaritan, and gives vivid examples of the risks that present day good Samaritans take. Today’s show: • Taking risks • Reaching the lost • Thailand Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism … Larry Dinki…
 
Jennifer Jagerson ties together her study on narrative interpretation with the powerful method of Simply The Story. She shares common themes from people she interviewed in a poor part of Ethiopia. Quotes like, "It's [the Bible] in our heart pocket." and "I can give scripture anywhere" encourages many Christian leaders to enlist the help of STS for …
 
Jon Melin shares a little about his verse by verse study through the book of Romans. In 18 weeks he and his group are now in chapter 3! Jon approaches Romans from a Jewish perspective to help illuminate what Paul writes. Today’s show: Old Testament impact on Romans Justification Free Romans study and covenant series Links … Simply the Story … Upcom…
 
God created man with meaning and purpose. As the Western world transitioned away from Biblical worldview towards secularism, people found other ways to explain who we are and why we are here. Discover how communal time in God's Word impacts the way people work through difficult situations. Quantum personality changes are occurring as a result of Si…
 
While preparing for her dissertation, Jennifer Jagerson learned about the history and impact of the narrative, or story, on people's worldview. In this podcast, we discuss these changes that occurred to the Christian worldview as a result of the Gutenberg press, the enlightenment period, and secular explanations. Jennifer uses this understanding to…
 
Jon Melin, founder and President of By Design Visuals, loves the Word of God and wants all people to know Jesus. His passion for the Bible and desire for accuracy shows through the beautifully designed flannelgraphs. Jon shares where these sets are being used and the results. Artistically gifted, Jon even does chalk talks too (see links below in th…
 
Womba and a group of wonderful ladies in the Middle East have an incredible ministry to ladies in the prisons, but it didn't start this way. Hear about the challenging circumstances in their ministry. Then, by God's divine mercy and using His Bible stories, a radical change occurred among the prisoners as well as the ministry team. Today’s show: Mi…
 
Barbie Enterline of Calvary Curriculum describes how she struggled for 40 years to memorize scripture. After attending an STS training she realized that she was not a failure. Learn how she’s applied this to helping other people who struggle with the same. Today’s show: Calvary Curriculum Biblical accuracy with children Memorizing scripture easily …
 
Even though God has opened up exciting opportunities for online ministry, there are many people in Latin America who do not have access to online tools. Andrew recounts the sacrifices people make to come to in-person training under challenging circumstances. He looks into future plans for STS in this region. Today’s show: STS in Mexico Online story…
 
In Part 1, Andrew and Sheryl Conrad describe their storytelling ministry in Mexico. They relate how the COVID shut-down forced them to expand into a successful online ministry despite poor bandwidth in Latin America. Today’s show: STS in Mexico Online storytelling Developing relationships online Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s…
 
When Covid closed many doors, Darlene, who has been teaching children for 49 years, opened her doors and started a children's club in the park. She shares amazing stories of children conquering fear, leading family members to Christ, learning the attributes of God and more. Anyone interested in teaching the Bible to children will enjoy hearing this…
 
One of the biggest thing people seek in life is peace. People want freedom from their shame but don't know how to find this peace. Even Christians struggle with past pains. Jesse and Angela Hernandez, leaders of the oral style Go In Peace retreats describe what they do to train leaders and how they are expanding. Today’s show: Go In Peace Retreats …
 
Jesse and Angela Hernandez, leaders of the Go In Peace, oral version, retreats share how they took a wonderful healing ministry and made it oral. What started as a post abortion healing ministry is impacting men and women who are hurting in multiple ways. Learn how this ministry evolved to now include men and women's retreat where people find peace…
 
Andrea discusses exciting developments in adding STS online workshops opportunities, and shares how STS works to keep their core values in these workshops. She reveals plans for various kinds of future online training. Today’s show: STS online workshops Advanced training Creative solutions Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story…
 
Butch and Andrea continue their discussion about how STS has adapted to COVID. Butch shares tips for choosing technology that will help to keep online and blended meetings as personal as possible. He helps meeting coordinators to carefully think through all aspects of their set-up. Today’s show: Planning online meetings Choosing technology Creative…
 
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