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Episode #4: Story as a Form of Discipleship

Storyformed Podcast

Release Date: 04/21/2017

Episode #31: Updates and Changes show art Episode #31: Updates and Changes

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In the podcast today, I share some reflections about my adventure to England with my family this summer. My husband graduated with his doctorate in theology from Durham University so we thought it was the perfect excuse to take the whole family. We loved seeing the sights and spending time with friends - old and new.

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Episode #30: Q & A and an Announcement show art Episode #30: Q & A and an Announcement

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In this Storyformed episode, Holly Packiam and Jaime Showmaker answer listener questions and make a special announcement.  Topics include: Cultivating imagination without it leading to violence and aggression; Book recommendations for young boys; Picture books suggestions with themes of courage and bravery; Favorite audio books for kids ages 3-5; and Book recommendations for new readers

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Episode #29: Using Stories to Enhance Summer Experiences show art Episode #29: Using Stories to Enhance Summer Experiences

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Do you want to travel more with your kids, but realize this may not be a likely reality in your near future? Or maybe you are traveling soon and want to enhance your experience through reading books about the place or culture. Today on the podcast, Holly Packiam and Jaime Showmaker share about their summer plans and give book recommendations to aid you in transporting you and your kids to other countries, the beach, woodlands and many other places and locations.  Topics include: The value in taking advantage of more space in summer to read Ways to travel to nearby or faraway places...

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Episode #28: Cultivating Your Child's Imagination show art Episode #28: Cultivating Your Child's Imagination

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Do you sometimes wish your child had more of an imagination? Do you wonder what steps to take to help cultivate an imagination in your kids? Today on the podcast, Holly Packiam and Jaime Showmaker talk about why imagination matters in life and faith, drawing from the stories of inventors, authors, and even their own experiences with their kids.  Topics include: How imagination inspires creativity How imagination leads to a life with God Ways to cultivate imagination in our kids' lives How to create space for imagination in our children Book recommendations 

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Episode #27: Why do Goodness, Truth, and Beauty Matter? show art Episode #27: Why do Goodness, Truth, and Beauty Matter?

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Do you ever hear people rattle off the words, 'goodness, truth, and beauty', and wonder what they are talking about? We mention this triad of words from time to time on the Storyformed podcast, but don't often take the time to discuss what we really mean when we say them. So, today I had the opportunity to interview philosophy professor Adam Pelser about this topic! Topics Include: The value of understanding goodness, truth, and beauty as Christian virtues How goodness, truth, and beauty show up in everyday life How goodness, truth and beauty reveal themselves in stories Book recommendations ...

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Episode #26: Stories From the Farm show art Episode #26: Stories From the Farm

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In this episode, Holly Packiam talks with her husband, Glenn Packiam, and their daughter, Sophia Packiam about farm life. Glenn shares his first experience of going to the farm, and Sophia talks about what visiting the farm has meant for her childhood. Holly discusses how reading Wendell Berry helped realize the gift she was given by growing up on a farm and having a poet-farmer for a father. Sophia contributes to the conversation by talking about the various farm stories and books set on farms that she’s read and what she’s gained from them. Topics Include: How farm life can teach us to...

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Episode #25: Reading With Teens show art Episode #25: Reading With Teens

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Are you wondering how to navigate reading with teens? Today on the podcast,  Holly Packiam and Jaime Showmaker talk about how to stay connected with teens through books in this changing season of their lives. Topics include: The kinds of questions teens wrestle with-- from identity to purpose The value in reading together in the teen years Practical ideas for creating space to read together  How to help teens recognize and choose good books Book recommendations for teens

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Episode #24: Read for the Heart - Picture Books Edition show art Episode #24: Read for the Heart - Picture Books Edition

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Episode #23: Help, My Child Doesn’t Like to Read! show art Episode #23: Help, My Child Doesn’t Like to Read!

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In this episode, Holly Packiam and Jaime Showmaker discuss what to do when you have a reluctant reader. They discuss the different reasons for reluctance and how to be a detective to determine what is going on with your child or student.   Topics Include:  Specific developmental challenges to watch for in emerging readers Reasons for reluctance in otherwise skilled readers Strategies to apply to encourage a love of reading Ways to build reading confidence

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Episode #22: Learning to Love Poetry show art Episode #22: Learning to Love Poetry

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Stories have a way of disarming you, of welcoming you into a new world. Jesus told stories to awaken people's imagination to what the Kingdom of God is like, and to help them take their place in it.  We believe that stories have the power to help you discover meaning and morality, to develop character as you become character in the Great Drama of God's work in His world.