I taught a workshop on the Four Elements of Story in Chiang Mai, Thailand last month. I borrow most of my material from my story mentor Jeremy Casper. There were a few people who questioned if the "heroes journey" structure is more of Western construct. This conversation came up again in a recent series of emails prompted by this article. Launching a Story with…Continue
“Pressing Toward Completion”
March 30-31, 2018
Horizon Village, Chiang Mai, Thailand
The world is increasingly saturated with media in even the remotest parts of the world.…Continue
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Tümlükden Nura" (From Darkness to Light) is the first indigenous gospel film for the 10 million unreached Turkmen people of Central Asia. This film is a 13-minute re-telling of Shohrat's overcoming his fear of the Sirat bridge. The Sirat bridge is the bridge that Islam describes "as thin as a razor and suspended…Continue
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Each January I ask the Lord for a new spiritual focus for the year. I pray the theme will increasingly permeate my life as the months go by. Here are recent themes... A Slave of Christ (2013), Better to Give…Continue
In my times with God in morning darkness, I've been lingering in Luke's Gospel. It's been 10 weeks and I've only made it to chapter 8. I have been rediscovering the beauty and power of the patterns of Jesus. Here are my thoughts on Jesus' explanation of the four different soils. …Continue
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Tom Khazoyan highlights the keys to developing an integrated media strategy at the April 2017 Mobile Ministry Consultation in Holland.
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Each January I ask the Lord for a new spiritual focus for the year. I pray the theme will increasingly permeate my life as the months go by. Here are recent themes...A Slave of Christ (2013), Better to Give…Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on January 31, 2017 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Our Mobile Ministry Forum team met in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania at the end of the summer. Several of us had the chance to visit Valley Forge, the winter encampment that nearly broke the resolve of the American Army. I wanted to learn more than I knew from field trips and elementary school textbooks so I read…Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on November 22, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Every year, We Are Social produces an amazing report on digital, social and mobile usage around the world. I encourage you to look through the first 25 slides in the slidedeck below.
The key statistics for digital, social, and mobile media in 2016 are:
- 3.42 billion internet users, equaling 46% global penetration;
- 2.31 billion social media users, delivering 31% global penetration;
- 3.79 billion…
Added by Clyde Taber on September 28, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
All followers of Jesus have the privilege of carrying his life and light to others. One of the last things Jesus impressed upon his followers was the need to do this. In Matthew 28, Jesus tells his people to impart to others what he entrusted to them ("all that I have commanded you"). They are to embrace his teaching to the extent that they identify with him publicly and in community ("baptizing them…").
Added by Clyde Taber on January 19, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments
All 166 of the 2020 Vision languages have been adopted! These are the languages with one million or more speakers and no indigenous gospel film. Our next goal is to see the next 80 indigenous films produced.
This will be the focus of our Visual Media Strategy Forum in Chang Mai, Thailand on April 8-9 (right after the April 4-7 Eurasia Media and Distribution Conference).…Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on December 18, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments
I have the opportunity to interact with people all throughout the day. That probably doesn't make me all that unique. I bet you have the same opportunities as me. Because I live in a very virtual world, most of my meetings are by phone, Skype or WebEx.
One of the big questions is, "how will I use today's God-given opportunities?"
I have been fascinated by the way story works in our…Continue
Here is the list of books I have read in the last few years (not to be confused with my film list). My reading tends to happen in fits and starts. My books are my mentors. They find themselves congregating all over the house. Sadly, only one out of three benefit from the air-conditioning inside the house. The other two-thirds sweat it out in the garage (scroll down for a photo).…Continue
Last night, as we lay in bed debriefing of the day, Shirin breathed with fatigue, "the last year has been a blur. I feel like I've lost a whole year. The only fun times I remember are our trip to Monterey and the Story Seminar."…
Last night Shirin and I were guests of Steve and Jackie Green in Santa Clarita, California. Along with 100 others, we were there to learn about the launch of the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. in 2017. Last night, I got the backstory of the museum. More importantly, I was completely captured by the vision. I invite you to get involved in this historic opportunity with Shirin and me.…Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on April 2, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Chris and Denise Bueno have put serious bst (blood, sweat and tears) into this film inspired by a true story of a football player struck blind in the glory days of high school. The film is in theaters in the U.S. this week. I highly recommend it. Find out more at 23 Blast. Find out about theater and showtimes…Continue
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Nancy and Steve were married for 45 years. Steve was the Alaska bush pilot, HP computer reseller and the inventor of the "chicken coop on wheels." Nancy was the willing follower, schoolteacher and mother of their eight children. Steve was one of the first guys in the world to envision how mobile phones could be used to reach people with little access to the…Continue
Added by Clyde Taber on October 27, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Sometimes it is the little technologies that make a big difference. My great discovery from 2013 is voice-to-text technology.
I am a reasonable two-handed typist (I'm sure I'm over 25 words a minute), but find I make frequent mistakes and end up being quite inefficient. I had tried to use the…
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