All cultures and people groups tell stories. Storytelling is a powerful way of conveying truth, helping people to understand the world, and assisting them to grasp the reality of God.
As you will see, Jesus told stories to show what God was like, but also to challenge His listeners’ attitudes. His stories, called parables, spoke to people in a way that got around their wrong thinking. Throughout history, Christians have gone to other peoples and realized the need to tell stories about Jesus in ways that helped those people understand the love of God.
Have fun on this page as you explore videos and articles, all about various ways of telling stories. If you are using your phone, tap a square to flip it over. Then click on the button to take you to a new page. If you are using a computer, simply hover over a square to flip it over.
The Powerof sharing history through storytelling
Listen and watch as Dan, a Native American storyteller from the Colville Indian Tribe, shares stories from past generations.
Story in StringA podcast episode about khipus
“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.” Romans 1:20
Make a KhipuStep-by-step instructions here!
Your Embrace Missions Box contains some colorful yarn for you to make your own storytelling khipu and record whatever message you want! The link below takes you to part one of a six-part series.
ParablesGo back in time!
Jesus used parables to teach lessons to His disciples. Watch some of these stories come to life, and discuss them with your family.
HieroglyphicsHow did ancient Egyptians write?
Learn the meanings behind certain hieroglyphics, and write your own message!
Storytellingin cultural traditions around the world
Click here to learn how and when other cultures tell stories.