Welcome in English
I am a storyteller, writer and priest at St Katharine’s, the Danish Church in London.
For many years I have been performing as a storyteller and public speaker all over Denmark and in London – at clubs, societies, churches, tv, Zoom and other digital platforms.
I have published four books on literature, Bible stories and storytelling.
My latest book came out in English in 2022 and is titled Look up and love the world – stories about life, loss and faith. In the book I have compiled 60 stories exploring life, loss and faith. The stories are drawing on experiences from my own and other’s life, from art, theology, literature and media. The purpose is to shed light on life, loss and faith and to inspire people to use their own stories as a resource for perspective and wisdom. “Knowing ourselves is knowing our own stories about life, loss and faith.”
Here are some of my stories and talks:
1 Look up and love the world – stories about life, loss and faith
The purpose is to shed light on life, loss and faith. I am drawing on experiences from my own and other’s life, from art, the Bible, literature and media. Knowing ourselves entails knowing our own stories about life, loss and faith.
2 Wrestling with life – stories from Scandinavian literature
The aim is to show how to use literature as enlightenment when wrestling with life. I will point to a number of stories from contemporary literature by, for example, the Dane Jens Christian Grøndahl and the Norwegian Jan Kjærstad.
3 The imperfect life – stories from the Bible
For years I’ve been telling Bible stories outside the church in places like for example cafes, schools, community halls and zoom. This has given me fresh experiences of the Bible. Instead of chasing The Perfect Life with money and success the biblical stories are pointing to meaning, community – and accept of the imperfect life.
4 The art of storytelling
I’m fascinated by the power of storytelling. In this talk / workshop I am focusing on the key elements necessary to both create and tell a compelling story, for example:
– Use stories to deliver a message
– How to structure a story
– Using body language and vocal variety
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In a time dominated by materialism and an enormous media flow, it is important that we have great stories which shed light on our very existence, ethical dilemmas and current society. Often, we find that a story provides more wisdom, more hope and more knowledge than scientific data and analysis.
Some times it is easier to try to make sense of the world one story at a time.