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Festival of Biblical Telling 2024 

“Sustained by the Story: Biblical Telling for Times Like These”

featuring keynote presenter Rabbi Elyse Goldstein

and keynote artist Steve Bell


The annual online festival of the Network of Biblical Storytellers Canada

Feb 2-4, 2024

An exploration of the ways in which sacred story holds a community in times of turmoil, reminding them of their source, their identity and their ways - and the role of the storyteller in the process.


We are extremely excited to welcome Rabbi Elyse Goldstein to address us with a Jewish perspective on the role of sacred story in three keynote talks.  Equally exciting is our single opening keynote with singer-songwriter/theologian Steve Bell. Both Canadians are extremely well-respected in their fields, and will no doubt hold us spellbound. 

This ecumenical festival is a 2 ½ day series of keynotes and wide-ranging workshops on biblical telling-related topics, such as: Biblical Telling 101, vocal care, telling your own story, biblical telling as spiritual practice, preaching, prison ministry, Godly Play, drawing the Word, the impact of word choices in describing the holy, Indigenous wisdom through story.


There will be an Epic (tag-team) Telling of selected texts from the stories of Deuteronomy, a featured performer: Indigenous comedien Sharon Shorty, worship with song led by Paul Vasile of Music That Makes Community. An incredible line-up for biblical tellers, worship leaders, speakers, scripture readers, Christian educators of any kind.

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