I am a lay minister and Bard of The Church. My ministry has an emphasis on teaching fathers, mothers, and children to be their families' bards; encouraging them, and supplementally instructing them in what we believe through storytelling, hospitality, and life-shaping entertainment.
In today's day and age of fewer shared family meals, fewer story-times, and fewer connections to our past that actually have an impact on our future, it's time to take back family entertainment time through more than just curation and discernment, but through careful, thoughtful, and abundant creation of what used to be referred to as "The Family Stories."
While I do write and speak on these topics directly, I find that the best way to communicate these ideals is by exemplifying them for my own family and community, and documenting it for you. I also publish our "Family Stories" for free so that others may be inspired and enjoy poetry, music, and most importantly, stories by myself and my friends.
Through a combination of creating and telling your own tales, implementing Godly principles of fellowship within your family and community, and curating the very best stories that solidify and exemplify the core values of your family, I believe we can repair the many and varied places our cultures have eroded throughout post-modernity. But remember, it all is for naught unless God builds the house. So peruse my fiction and nonfiction, pray for God's Wisdom, and begin to be your family's bard!