Making Brighter Shadows


This nanocourse is designed to excite you about the power of the imagination and storytelling for effective theological education.  You will engage with a short article, a motivational video and a selection of book reviews, and then either evaluate a piece of storytelling or write one yourself. 

Course Outcomes

Students completing this course will be motivated and equipped to use storytelling as an approach to learning and teaching.

Course content
  • Imaginative Storytelling in Theological Education 
  • Speaking the Language
  • Reading Storytelling Book Reviews


This course is authored by Adrian Tamblyn-Watts,  a lecturer and assessor with the South African Theological Seminary, Academic Co-ordinator at Charis Communications and an associate minister at Emmanuel Christian Centre in Ulverston. He has earned a PGCert in Theological Education from the London School of Theology and has lectured at various Bible Schools in South Africa and taught extensively in churches and conferences in the UK, South Africa, Malawi, Czech Republic and the USA. He is a student of all things C.S. Lewis and a keen motorcyclist.

Delivery mode

This is a self-paced online course.


2 hours of learning.

ICETE Academy points

2 points.

Completion requirements

You will need to complete the learning sections, produce a personal learning plan and pass a quiz assessing your basic knowledge and understanding of the course topics.

Course enrolment key


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