My love for stories goes back to Sunday lunches at my grandparents’ home in rural East Texas. Our large southern family would gather over delicious meals and regale one another with stories. There was always laughter. Sometimes there were tears. As a pastor, I’m thankful I grew up in a family that taught me the power of stories.
To help myself grow as a storyteller, I’ve developed the habit of listening to others who craft stories well. I often listen to other pastors, but I also listen to storytellers outside the church. In the same way that my husband watches comedians to grow in his ability to use humor in sermons, I listen to stories to learn how to communicate the gospel more effectively. If you want to hone your craft of storytelling, I suggest you start with these five podcasts.
1. The Moth – Insight into different worlds
The Moth is the mother of all storytelling podcasts. Since 1997, The Moth has hosted live storytelling events across the globe. The ...1