A Storyteller's Take on Holy Week

Posted on April 20, 2011 by Amy Tolmie
Categories: Primary, Secondary, 16-19s, SEN, Young Leaders,

I've always been fascinated by the hidden spaces in Bible stories - the gaps in the narrative, how people just appear to play their role, then fade away from the action once they're done.

I started a storyteller's blog at Christmas, thinking about the genealogy of Jesus, how his ancestors were an important part of who he was.

Since it's Easter, it seemed a good time to resurrect it, with a more definite storytelling emphasis this time, thinking about the stories of holy week and the spaces inside them.
Why did the man who owned the donkey let Jesus' disciples take it?
How highly did the widow rate her offering at the temple?
Why were the priests so threatened by Jesus?
What motivated the woman with the perfume to anoint Jesus?

The blog can act as a great resource for a personal or devotional journey through Holy Week but the stories could also act as interesting discussion starters, perhaps providing a new way in to familiar texts.

The blog is available here:

I'd love to know if anyone is doing anything similar or, indeed, anything different creatively with Bible stories!