And Therefore This Happens But

No, this is not an endorsement, but here is a little something for video training regarding our role as storytellers.

It us a very simple lesson today on how to tell a story.

Your instructors, the oft vulgar (and therefore bleeped) creators of South Park and Broadways’s Book of Morman, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

There is a call for chronological order… which is not always as easy as it sounds, especially if the story happened to you. We often tell stories not in the order of time but in the order of personal impact to us – which can sometimes make it confusing,

And, then, Parker and Stone are encouraging telling the story related to causality. “And then” is chronological, but the “therefore” or the “but”  mix in the emotional impact / motivation of the story.

… therefore, this is a good devise for structuring a story, but, Oh my gawd, they killed Kenny!

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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