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Marion continues her story sharing what it was like for her to become an STS instructor. She gives insights to how STS works with Farsi or Persian refugees. Wonder what stories to share with refugees? Hear what stories God led Marion to do. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Fac…
 
Marion had her understanding of a Bible story until she heard an STS style Bible story. Hear how learning STS impacted her heart, the youth in her church, her daughter, and her husband! Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Facebook … Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism F…
 
No matter what age, anyone who obeys the Lord and moves cross country with health issues and in their 70's to propel the Gospel forward …is a hero to me. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Facebook … Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~…
 
John and Priscilla Van Der Decker moved from Christian walks to joining The God's Story Project to reach the UPGs (unreached people groups). John tells their story starting from his childhood. Both are heroes! Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Facebook … Moment for Eternity - T…
 
Larry Dinkins and Bill Bjoraker describe the challenges and joys of training people for a Purim celebration. After realizing Bill's over ambition could have set people up for failure, he adjusted his plans and refocused his goals. Hear how the people respond. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … S…
 
Jim, a minister at New Life Ministries International, describes how he helps a homeless man from begging to learning job skills and eventually getting a job. In the process the man receives dignity from the Lord and a new home in the Lord. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Face…
 
Charles Cibene CEO of Megavoice gives insights to the Megavoice solar equipment. Hear a couple of impact reports from the nearly 3 million players that are changing lives. Charles also shares insights to reaching the deaf community, and gives a preview of new equipment arriving soon. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From…
 
Rabbi Ari and Bill Bjoraker share the impact of storytelling and deep discussion for the Purim celebration preparations. Baruch Hashem and Gateway Church partnered together to help people bring home more of the book of Esther in their heart pocket. What else has happened on Purim in years past? Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s …
 
Hear the introduction and the first 2 stories from a Purim celebration at Baruch Hashem Messianic congregation in partnership with Gateway Church. All story tellers learned these Bible stories over 4 weeks and shared them with the people without looking at notes. They were trained by Bill Bjoraker and Larry Dinkins in the Simply The Story method. L…
 
Hear how Bill Bjoraker and Larry Dinkins prepare 12 storytellers for the Purim celebration. Purim is a festival of victory from the book of Esther. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Facebook … Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Faceb…
 
Butch Vernon finishes digging into Acts 10:24-33 about Cornelius and Peter with a group of people. Listen to the in-depth discussion and spiritual applications. STS, inductive Bible study, oral style. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Facebook … Moment for Eternity - Training f…
 
Butch Vernon dives into Acts 10:24-33 about Cornelius and Peter with a group of people. Hear the story and the in-depth discussion and see what the Lord might show you about this story. STS, inductive Bible study, oral style. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Facebook … Moment …
 
Dr. Larry Dinkins spends time talking with one of the Simply The Story leaders in Thailand, Timmy. She shares the impact of doing stories with the youth, who love the process and became leaders as a result of time in the Bible. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Facebook … Momen…
 
A believer's growth in the Lord looks different from one person to another. Monica shares her final thoughts and how she loves helping others. Links … Simply the Story … Upcoming workshops … God’s Story: From Creation to Eternity … Simply The Story Facebook … Moment for Eternity - Training for Evangelism Follow us on Twitter ~ Feedback ~ Facebook ~…
 
Every new believer faces challenges. How can others help these new believers in their walks? Hear how Monica grew in the Lord, learn what old tendencies faded away naturally, and discover what Monica discovered through the Bible and her Rabbi. Today’s show: Ways To Grow in Christ Challenges as a Young Believer Mikvah! Links … Simply the Story … Upc…
 
Sharing the Truth with family can be intimidating. However, trusting the power of God's Word, leaving no regard for offending those who are perishing, can bring fruit that's well worth every effort. Monica, shares her life as a pre-believer and how traveling to Israel with her sister impacted her journey to believe Yeshua as Messiah. Today’s show: …
 
In part 3, Pastor Steve Bruce dives into STS advanced training and describes how valuable the 2 levels of coaching are for people. Find out how well this method of coaching works in honor and shame cultures and why. Join the next advanced STS training in person at the headquarters in late June 2022. Today’s show: When adaptation is best The value o…
 
Part 2 with Pastor Steve Bruce describes his challenges during Simply The Story trainings. It's a "hard-nosed training with a purpose." Yet, he loves STS because of their love for Scripture and now he understands why the training remains faithful to the guides. Join the next advanced STS training in person at the headquarters late June 2022. Today’…
 
Pastor Steve Bruce has used Simply The Story in his church for years. He shares about the struggles his church has had, the compromises he has made and the impact. STS storytellers can join the advanced training in person or online at his church January 24-26, 2022. Today’s show: Age impacts flexibility Discussion style Bible studies Applying Scrip…
 
Larry Dinkins interviews Brian Walker, a Texas appellate court judge, who recently took Larry's orality class at Dallas Theological Seminary. Brian compares the oral teaching methods with other teaching approaches, and shares how the oral discussion components have a greater impact on issues of the heart. Today’s show: Lecture vs Application Exciti…
 
Jace and Butch continue their conversation about some of the benefits of Bible Storytelling that Jace discovered through the class he attended at Dallas Theological Seminary. He comments on seeing the power of dialog in the collective study, as well as the empowerment of believers in their own individual study of the Scriptures. Today’s show: Multi…
 
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…
 
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