Below find a myriad of useful tools for learning and telling biblical stories by heart.

GoTell Communications

Stories by Narrative & Lectionary

Audio commentary on gospel texts and audio performances of the same. Network founder Tom Boomershine does the commentary so it is engaged in performance. Also numerous articles related to performance.

The Text this Week

Go to the Scripture Index section to find multiple resources for a particular composition. Commentary, articles, artwork, movies that resonate with what is happening in the text.

Research a biblical composition

If you have graduated from a Seminary or Divinity school, look into seeing if they offer you online access to the wonderful ATLA data base of articles or ask a clergy friend to help make this connection.

Working Preacher

Their index provides commentary by multiple scholars.

oremus Bible Browser

Online NRSV. Look up texts, word searches, etc.

Biblical Performance Criticism

A nearly overwhelming amount of scholarly work on the role of performance in biblical studies.

Bible Odyssey

The website of the Society of Biblical Literature, full of articles and information about the world of the Bible written by various scholars. This site is new enough that there are many gaps yet to be filled, but you will find much of interest.

Sacred Story Journeys

Dennis Dewey’s website with cool free stuff.

Our NBSI video resource page.

Biblical Storytelling in Christian Education

Kurt Jarvis, NBSI member, has developed numerous resources for telling stories to children both in the United States and abroad.

Find free, downloadable resources on Kurt’s website.

Food for Thought