THC5330 Theology of Storytelling in Cultural Context

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Matthew Farlow

Course Description:

Examines the Biblical and cultural basis for storytelling as an effective gospel communication method. The student will analyze Old and New Testament examples, will explore differences in oral cultures, and will develop a theological basis for storytelling a contextualized missional strategy.

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.