One way of referring to Christians is that we are People of the Story. The gospel that we live is the ultimate story in many respects, because it shows how all of the others fit together. Storytelling is one of the arts that clergy and other religious educators try to master because their natural task is to show how people's stories and God's big story connect.
So I'm making the case that storytelling is crucial! Could you tell?
The Pixar movie studio has created some of the best, most-loved stories in the last 30 years of so. From Toy Story to Finding Dory, these are stories that connect with both the head and the heart. They know a thing or two about storytelling!
How better to sharpen your skills in storytelling than a free online course, created by Pixar Studios? Hosted at the Khan Academy, the non-profit educational organization created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan, this course is one you can dip into or complete in full. And it won't cost you a cent to learn from some of the world's most accomplished storytelling experts!