It was something of a reunion: Mark Grossmann and David Hendrick spent years together as teenagers in our church . The both were called of God into special service and were roommates in Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. Then they both served in missionary commitment with their families with the International Mission Board, Mark in Africa, David in Russia and the Middle East.
So here they are together once again, this time in what might be called “good fellowship … on radio!”
Indeed the reunion was delightful, but the real focus was on the emerging “orality” focus … which missions’ specialist, the late Dr. Avery Willis, described as “ … one of the most significant breakthroughs in world missions in the last 500 years!” Dr. Willis, my dear friend from our Oklahoma Baptist University days together, was an early “pioneer” in spotlighting the movement in contemporary times, leading in the development of the “International Orality Network” (www.orality.net) and served as its first President.
In Mark’s research for his earned doctorate at Golden Gate Seminary in California … while still serving in missions in Africa … Mark wrote his thesis on Biblical Orality, applied it effectively on the mission field in another language. He was thrilled at the results of his study and practice of Biblical orality. He is now recognized as a specialist in orality and has prepared an impacting curriculum in the field.
Earlier radio with Mark … titled … “Longtime IMB missionary Mark Grossmann shares inspirational Gospel summary, “Creation to the Cross” … can be heard by clicking on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/664/5/.
For further insights of biblical orality, a list of choices are seen below. Radio segments are about 10 minutes each:
To hear … “Mark Snowden: majority in world are primarily oral learners: he, Avery Willis co-authored book re it” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/735/5/;
To hear … “Missionary friend Mark Grossmann (1): African “Bible storying” – saw ”Book of Acts” works of God” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/665/5/;
To hear … “Dr Tara Rye emcees International Orality Network Conference; wrote her thesis on using Bible storying to win, disciple the homeless” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/436/5/;
To hear … “Nancy Wilson (www.nancywilson.org www.storyrunners.com ) : Bible stories in ministry; STL gatherings” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/386/5/;
To hear … “Rick Brekelbaum, retired corporate executive; now passionate for reaching the world’s majority: oral learners” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/194/5/;
To hear … “Galen Miller: CRU leader(www.StoryRunners.com); Engaging Oral Cultures w/ Bible stories; STL events” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/384/5/;
To hear …”Dr. Avery Willis, – May 2008” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/67/5/.