They say that seeing is believing. Both my mother and my wife are from Missouri, known as the “Show Me” state, so you would think that I have ample reason for accepting the veracity of the statement even if it isn’t entirely Biblical. Maybe it is the Missouri Mule in me, or as I have preferred to think, a loftier notion of faith, but I have always poo-poo-d that notion. Yet in one day last month I discovered beyond a shadow of a doubt that not only is seeing believing, but hearing is believing too.
I keep hearing about oral learners, orality, oral cultures in missions. What is this about and why is it so important? Orality is a term that we use to define methods of communicating to people that learn through spoken voice. It is a broad term – sometimes simplified as “storying”
By Mark Snowden In India, Pastor Dinanath explained that he spent over two years in a Bible College. When he returned home, the congregation could not understand his sermons and there was little fruit; converting the lost was hard work. After a Bible Storying workshop, he changed what was taught