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Archive for the ‘Story’ Category

The Power of Story

October 10, 2013

The Bible is not just a book of facts, it is a book of stories. One story after another fill the pages of Scripture. All these smaller stories add up to tell one big story, the story of a loving God who deeply cares about humanity. Every story is meaningful. Every story is human. The […]

Children’s Church, the Entertainment Culture, and the Story of God

July 8, 2013

Each Sunday morning, churches throughout the U.S. engage in a simple ritual. After a few songs and prayers, the children of the congregation are ushered out of the auditorium, accompanied with “Jesus loves the little children,” to their own gathering for the remainder of the church’s worship. As I understand it, this practice serves two […]

Putting Praise in Its Proper Context

June 24, 2013

Walter Brueggeman, on whom I will lean heavily to make my subsequent argument (see Israel’s Praise: Doxology against Idolatry and Ideology), described Israel’s praise as their duty and their delight.  To praise God was Israel’s duty as the children of promise. They owed their existence and significance to God and God alone. But it was […]

Can a Christian be a Pessimist?

July 25, 2012

As we look at the story we are living in it begins with God’s good creation (Gen. 1-2) and ends with God’s good recreation (Rev. 21-22). We are living in between a good beginning and good ending. There are still elements of God’s good beginning all around us, and whatever is not good will be […]

Quotes and Resources on Story

June 7, 2012

“Tell someone to do something and you change their life – for a day; tell someone a story and you can change their life.” N.T. Wright “…stories are important to people, politics, and education. Stories are how people make sense of themselves and their worlds. In young children’s spontaneous stories that they act out as […]

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