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Training Workshop

NBSC Workshop 101
October 23/21

Beyond mere "memorizing"! Explore the methods and techniques that open up the Word, increase memory and understanding, and learn the origins of this ancient discipline of telling.

Leadership: Master Storyteller, Dean of the Academy for Biblical Storytelling, Tracy Radosevic.

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Training Workshop

NBSC Workshop 201
October 30/21

With attention to heart and mind! 


Lori Ruge-Jones leads in a series of questions and conversations in this enrichment level workshop. Mining the array of possible emotions in a story allows the teller to portray them with more depth in performance. Lori gives us some research tools for "exegesis" - or drawing out the original meaning of the words, context and story.



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Story Theatre 2021

NBSC Story Theatre November 20/21

Luke's John the Baptist proclamation, Revelations imagery, Matthew's Baptism of Jesus, the Saga of Brave Queen Esther, Mark's Transfiguration and a bBlessing from the Letter to the Philippians. All this in November's Story Theatre. (The conversation to follow is not recorded, for privacy purposes). 

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Festival of Telling 2021

Keynote I:
Dr Tom Boomershine

The What, Why, When of
Biblical Storytelling

The ancient origins of biblical storytelling in Israel, and in the telling of stories of Jesus, how the discipline is re-emerging as a way of studying the text, and about some of the experimental research into current scripture telling.

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Keynote II:
Dr Tom Boomershine

The Origins and Impact of
the Gospel of Mark

Jesus talked about a new upside-down kingdom - about responding to
enemies and violence with good. Tom explores the storytelling origins of
the Gospel of Mark and how, in the aftermath of the Jewish-Roman War,
the themes of war and peace loom so large in this Gospel. We hear these stories as an encounter with Jesus and his new Way.

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Keynote III:
Dr Tom Boomershine

The Story of the Messiah of Peace

Ancient and modern tales tend to glorify the myth of redemptive violence - the belief that evil can only be overcome by more violence. Here Tom focuses on the climactic accounts of Jesus' ministry, death and resurrection  - stories which stand as vindication of God’s Way of overcoming the powers
of evil. Tom shares the implications of these stories, which can lead us to peace-making in our day.

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Keynote IV:
Dr Tom Boomershine

Jesus: The Messiah of Peace

What is Biblical Storytelling? How can we better understand Mark's Gospel by exploring its origins as a spoken word performance - by real people to real communities? Will this change the way we interpret the tone and the text? This is Tom's reflection for the public closing worship of the Festival.

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Festival of Telling 2021

Steve Bell
Reflection & Song

"This is Love"

Canadian guest theologian singer-songwriter Steve Bell reflects on Jesus' way of self-sacrificing love. His words stand as introduction to the song "This is Love".


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Festival of Telling 2021

Ray Aldred
Plenary Reflection

"Conversation with Ken Quiring"

An end-of-evening reflection on Day One's presentation featuring Cree Elder and Vancouver School of Theology faculty member Ray Aldred.

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May 23/21

Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost!
A shared, worldwide telling

The Network of Biblical Storytellers Canada, with friends from the NBS India and others share the account of the Holy Spirit filling the community with fire, breath and the gift of tongues. In English, bursting into 14 different languages.

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Story Theatre
June 19, 2021

The Network of Biblical Storytellers Canada, with friends from the US and India, shares an hour of a beautiful variety of scriptures by heart.

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Ancient Stepping Stones
July 24/21 

John Frank-Epp leads a 90-minute workshop in a method of discovering the "architecture" of a text, identifying its key words, or "stepping stones", in order to create a flow of gesture memory.




April 11, 2021

Closing Worship at the NBS Canada Festival of Telling
including Epic Telling

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April 11, 2021

Epic Telling at the
Closing Worship of the
NBS Canada 2021


May 22, 2021

Pentecost Story Theatre May 22/21