GoTell highly recommends the following persons for biblical storytelling, workshop leadership, keynote speeches, and in some cases musical leadership and/or preaching.
For a comprehensive listing of biblical storytellers check out the Storyteller Directory on the Network of Biblical Storytellers site.
To further your exploration of biblical storytelling and your vocation as a biblical storyteller we recommend the following resources.
Circle of the Word
Messiah of Peace
The Messiah of Peace: A Performance-Criticism Commentary on Mark’s Passion-Resurrection Narrative by Dr. Thomas E. Boomershine is one of the first detailed commentaries to use the emerging interpretive paradigm of performance criticism. It is accompanied by video recordings of live tellings in both English and Greek, which are available on this site.
Network of Biblical Storytellers
The core activity of the Network is telling the sacred stories of the biblical tradition in post-literate, digital culture. This practice is rooted in a communal process of internalization through scholarly inquiry and prayer.The membership of NBS is laity and clergy, educators and learners, professional storytellers and inexperienced amateurs — all of us with a deep love of the biblical stories and a curiosity about how they may be told.
The Cincinnati-Dayton Guild of the Network of Biblical Storytellers encourages and engages in the art of biblical storytelling for today’s audiences: face-to-face and digital. CinDay tellers also explore stories of other traditions and includes them in presentations.
Biblical Performance Criticism
Biblical Performance Criticism: Orality, Memory, Translation, Rhetoric, Discourse is a website devoted to Bilical Performance Criticism, which the bedrock for any serious biblical storyteller, as well as biblical scholars who’s work includes biblical storytelling and the original medium of the Bible. Biblical Performance Criticism’s stated goals are…
– To promote Performance Criticism
– To report developments in this emerging discipline
– To be a clearinghouse for resources
– To provide a network for people.
The Text This Week is a website providing links and resources for the Lectionary, scripture study, and worship. It has a long track record for providing resources, since August of 1998.