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Telling stories in a digital age

Rev Dr Tom Boomershine

We now live immersed in a post-literate, digital culture. It’s global, interactive and visual and desperately needs to hear the stories of God in its current languages: multi-sensory, pictorial, non-linear, musical and experiential. That’s storytelling.

In June 2006 the Network Of Biblical Storytellers (NOBS) will hold The Gathering 2006 , the 6th National Biblical Storytelling weekend at  Port Hacking in Sydney’s south.

The NOBS Gathering 2006 is a must for all tellers of the stories of the mighty acts of God, whether experienced or not; Christian educators, teachers, SRE teachers, church workers; lay and ordained from all denominations and traditions; anybody who wants to be inspired, up skilled and uplifted. I will start Friday June 16 and ends Sunday June 18.

The Keynote Speaker will be internationally renowned speaker and author Rev Dr Tom Boomershine from USA, an  The need to communicate the New Testament in our post-literate age has lead Tom to explore alternative digital communication systems for mission and ministry.  As well as being the co-founder of NOBS, he is currently Professor of Christianity and Communication at the United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  

Dr Boomershine is convinced that both "the bells and whistles" approach and traditional storytelling have their place in today’s culture.

Contact Mark (02) 8267 4231, Graham (02) 9401 6247 or Philip (03) 9336 3132 , by mail to “The Gathering 2006” c/-Mark Hillis, PO Box A2266 Sydney South NSW 1235, by email to grawade@ihug.com.au

Photo : Rev Dr Tom Boomershine