THC3330 Theology of Storytelling

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Farlow

Course Description:

Will introduce students to the Biblical basis for storytelling as an effective way to communicate. Both Old and New Testaments examples will be explored and compared. Oral cultures will be examined. The student will then be able to develop a theology of storytelling that is culturally appropriate.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Many students come from non-oral or have been trained in non-oral cultures. These students need to be re-trained to understand how oral peoples communicate and learn. The student will learn this Biblical method and know how to apply it in cross-cultural missional endeavors so that the gospel can be heard, understood, and responded to.

Why This Course Is Important:

Non-oral missionaries will hit a communication barrier in oral cultures. It is the missionarys responsibility to learn the theology and the practice of storytelling to better communicate Gods redemptive plan.