The first time I told a story in church, instead of preaching, something weird happened…people listened! Usually when I preach someone’s coughing, someone’s looking at a text (phone, not scripture!), someone else is staring out the window. But during the Bible story it went strangely quiet…everybody listened. I started to suspect that our brains are made for stories; that stories are how we learn truth, set our values, even make decisions.
As I started telling the simple stories of the Bible, enough people asked if I had recorded the stories that I had a great idea! Record them. And, to give them an extra “twist;” why not tell the Bible stories in some cool places?
So, armed with a simple camcorder and a mic, we’ve travelled to some interesting places and I’ve told the stories there. Yvonne is the videographer. We’ve recorded about 27 of them so far and will be posting them here over the next months.
This story is recorded at the Giraffe Center just outside Nairobi, Kenya.
It’s also available on YouTube if that works better for you: