The Written Story: Photography

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This is the fourth post is a series outlining how the Austin Stone Story Team produces written stories. You can read the first three posts Background and Introduction, Leads and Assignments, and Interviewing to catch up to today’s post. The stories that the Austin Stone Story Team tells are rich in theology and deep in emotion that helps captivate the reader and urge …

Crafting Simple Professional Portraits for Your Team

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Creatively telling honest and encouraging stories of gospel transformation that inspire the Church to worship Jesus Christ for who he is and to remember what he has done; this is the passion of all of us here at the Story Team. That is our core mission, but we love enriching our volunteers with resources and tools they can use in their …

Why Courageous Storytelling Matters

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Everyone loves stories. In the United States, we spend billions of dollars creating and consuming movies, music, and books each year. It’s not just Americans that are interested in stories, every culture on Earth passes along knowledge through storytelling traditions. We are wired to love and appreciate the past, present, and future through the experiences of others. The gospel drips with this same inspiration. We are …

How Jesus Used Art to Save Me

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Art in this world is an intrinsically selfish pursuit. This is what we hear when we look at the leading minds in the arts and what we are told when we listen to lectures in college. You create for yourself, to become who you were always meant to be, to give this formless world meaning in the midst of absolute …