Storying to Build an Atmosphere of Trust and Mutual Respect

Storying to Build an Atmosphere of Trust and Mutual Respect

By: Al Mulder Storying is the telling of our stories. Although “storying” is not in any dictionary, it is part of the vocabulary at Faith Alive Christian Resources. Storying was introduced to Faith Alive by D. John Lee, a psychologist at the Michigan State University...
Telling transformative faith stories

Telling transformative faith stories

By: Several years ago, I sat at the notorious Sing Sing Prison in New York listening to a convicted murderer tell me his story. He told me about the night he had been accused, and later convicted, of killing a 92-year-old woman after breaking into her house with two...
Exploring Your Muse

Exploring Your Muse

By: “A story is a picture that I have in my head that I wish you could see. In order to move that picture from my head to yours, I use everything I have: my face, body, voice, my sounds and words. And when you laugh, it doesn’t say, ‘That was funny.’ When you laugh,...
Experiencing the story of  God’s love as a child

Experiencing the story of God’s love as a child

By: It was cold and snowy as I drove downtown to the church early that Sunday morning. I shivered as I walked into the cathedral-like Presbyterian church where I worked as the Christian education director. I wondered if there would be any children in Sunday school. As...
The power of stories

The power of stories

By: As he left worship last August, Ted commented to me, “I bet if we had been telling these stories about ourselves, we wouldn’t be where we are today.” On this particular Sunday the mayor of the city, the school district superintendent and the executive director of...
APCE adds position: Coordinator of technology and social media

APCE adds position: Coordinator of technology and social media

By: Former APCE president John Johnson has been selected to fill the new cabinet position of coordinator of technology and social media. There was a day when APCE depended on the postal service to deliver newsletters and flyers about the great opportunities and events...