Dallas Theological Seminary Lectures by Larry Dinkins

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 :

Lecture 1 – Primary Orality : DTS-WEC-2009-OMF-01.mp3 (17 Mb, 47 min)
Lecture 2 – Secondary Orality : DTS-WEC-2009-OMF-02.mp3 (16 Mb, 43 min)
Lecture 3 – Practical Storying 1 : DTS-WEC-2009-OMF-03.mp3 (15 Mb, 42 min)
Lecture 4 – Practical Storying 2 : DTS-WEC-2009-OMF-04.mp3 (16 Mb, 44 min)

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STS Introduction in Thai

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 :

The video can be downloaded using the following links :
Standard Definition 480p (317 Mb)
High Definition 720p (582 Mb)
High Definition 1080p (1.17 Gb)
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The Secret Structure of Great Talks

Dr. Larry Dinkins has recommended the following 18 minute TED talk given by Nancy Duarte at TEDxEast : The Secret Structure of Great Talks. In this talk Nancy starts off with

    You have the power to change the world … an idea effectively communicated
    The most effective way to communicate that idea is through a story

Follow the link above to learn more about what Nancy has to say.

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Storying vs. Expostional Preaching

Dr. Larry Dinkins recommends the following excerpt from a radio broadcast by Dr. R. Albert Mohler  Jr. who is the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In this excerpt from a radio program broadcast on April 19, 2014, Dr. Mohler addresses a question from a missionary in Peru about the role of story telling in teaching illiterate people the truths found in the God’s Word. Click this link to listen to the excerpt or ‘Right-click’ to download the excerpt to your computer.

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CMCC Small Group ST4T Story Fest

The Chiang Mai Community Church (CMCC) in Chiang Mai, Thailand has a number of small groups which meet during the week. One of those small groups is focused on Bible storying and uses the ST4T Bible storying format. This group worked on 14 Bible stories during Fall, 2013 and the final meeting of the year was a Story Fest where all of the stories were told in sequence. Use this link to download a recording of the CMCC Fall 2013 Story Fest (12.2 Mb, 34 min.)

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STS Oral Bible School Story List

Simply the Story (STS) Oral Bible Schools (OBS) are taught in a number of countries around the world. Students taking part in STS-OBSs learn to tell many Bible stories from memory. It is not unusual for a student graduating from an OBS to be able to tell accurately and lead the discussion of more than 100 different Bible stories. Here is a link to a list of 295 Bible Stories in Biblical order suitable for teaching in STS-Oral Bible Schools.

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Introduction to STS in Thai

Dr. Larry Dinkins teamed up with Pastor John Gittisarn of Hollywood, California in September, 2013 and video taped a 1 hour and 35 minute introduction to Simply the Story (STS) in Thai. The entire presentation can be viewed and/or downloaded here. Be sure to let your Thai friends and neighbors know about this new resource.

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Tales from Thailand

Dr. Larry Dinkins spoke at the Wednesday Night service at Calvary Chapel in Monrovia, California on August 7, 2013. Listen as Larry shares how the Lord lead him in his nearly 30 years of ministry in Thailand. He also gives some specific instances of how the power God’s Word as presented in Bible stories has touched people’s lives.

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Presenting Orality in Academic Contexts

A new paper titled “Presenting Orality in Academic Contexts” by Dr. Larry Dinkins is available for download here. This paper was originally presented at the Hong Kong 2013 ION Consultation. The paper gives insight on the challenges involved in incorporating a truly oral approach within a highly literate, propositional and western academic environment.

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Jesus Heals a Paralytic Video Demonstration in Both English and Thai

Larry Dinkins shows how to use a simple cardboard prop to illustrate the story of about the four men who brought a paralyzed man to Jesus as found in Mark 2:1-12. Here is a 9 minute demonstration video.

The video above can be downloaded here (33 Mb). The video is also available in both Standard Definition (125 Mb) and High Definition (705 Mb). Right click on any of the links to download the video to your computer.

This is Thai version of the 9 minute demonstration. It can be downloaded here (33 Mb). The Thai video is also available in both Standard Definition (130 Mb) and High Definition (750 Mb). Right click on any of the links above to download the video to your computer.

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