Dr. Larry Dinkins has posted a new blog entry dealing with a cultural observation about life in Thailand. The new blog entry is titled “Treats and the Gospel”and can be found here. A list of other blog entries by Larry can be found here.
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Dr. Larry Dinkins has written a number of blogs which give practical and inspiring examples of sharing the Good News in Thailand. Follow the link to our page Dinkins Master Blog List which gives titles, links and short introduction to each blog. Be sure to check out the latest entry on the list dated July 4, 2017 concerning the “Two god village” (บ้านพระเจ้าสององค์) located near Chiang Mai. Larry’s blogs are published on the OMF Thailand web site.
Dr. Larry Dinkins has written up in the Dinkins Blog – June 30, 2017 his inspiring experience of how he was able to share the Good News and encourage several strangers during a recent airplane trip to visit his son in Alaska. Larry’s blog gives details of how he used several different methods to open the door for truly meaningful conversations with people the Lord placed him in contact with.
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Here is a YouTube link to a 50 minute video of Dr. Larry Dinkins teaching about Simply The Story in Thai using the story about the paralytic man found in Mark 2:1-12 – พระเยซูทรงรักษาคนง่อย (มก 2:1-12)
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A great new Bible story resource in Thai is available from Crown Financial Ministries. It is a DVD that contains 6 Bible story videos dealing with debt, stewardship and integrity in finances. A series of workbooks that go along with the DVD is also available. Both the videos and the workbooks are very good for small groups. These materials can be ordered from the eSTAR Foundation on this web page. Please call Gregg Nicholson at 081-373-4862 for more information.
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70% of the world (4 billion people) are preferred oral learners. God’s Story (available in 350 languages) and STS (being used in 100 countries) are evangelizing and disciplining through a reproducible story model which inductively observes and applies narratives from the Scriptures. Dr. Larry Dinkins gave a workshop entitled “Inductive Bible Study for Oral Learners” at the Global Children’s Ministry Equip 2016 conference for youth workers held in Chiang Mai held from May 19th though May 21st. A recording of Larry’s presentation can be download here (36 Mb, 33 minutes). Simply ‘right-click’ on the link and then ‘Save As …’ on your computer.
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Dr. Larry Dinkins recent published an article titled “The Power of Story Telling” on the OMF Thailand web site. The article starts off …
“ On my first day in a small village in Mukdahan province of Northeast Thailand, I was sitting in my host’s house and noticed an eight year old girl who seemed to be leaning over a fence. When I observed her for a couple of more moments I realized she had fallen into a barb wire fence! I rushed out and picked her up, but her clothes were caught on the barb wire. …”
Follow this link to read the full article or download a .pdf copy of the story here.
Dr. Larry Dinkins spoke on orality and story telling at the Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) a few years ago. In his lectures, Larry gave a theological and biblical basis for storying. The first lecture deals with primary orality – learners who are non-literate. The second lecture deals with secondary orality – learners who are literate but prefer not read. Lectures three and four use aspects of the Simply the Story method as a basic pattern of how to practically present Bible stories.
The Dinkins Dallas Theological Seminary lectures can be downloaded here :
Dr. Larry Dinkins has videotaped a 10 minute introduction to Simply the Story (STS) in Thai. The video starts with the “Storm Story” and then goes on to give some of the background and impact of STS in Thailand. You can watch the video here :