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The Power of a Disappointing Story

August 10, 2015

This is a guest post by John Dobbs.  Disappointment is an experience that everyone faces … and often in many varieties and shades. Sometimes disappointment comes at the hands of others, and sometimes we create it all on our own. You know, that weight you were going to lose by now. The degree you were going […]

The Power of a Biblical Story

August 6, 2015

This is a guest post by John Mark Hicks. Bible stories. Many of us have heard them since we were children. Daniel and the Lion’s Den. Noah’s Ark. Three Angels Visiting Abraham. Moses and the Burning Bush. David and Goliath. And many more! Bible stories are important.  They do more than tweak the emotions or […]

The Power of Another’s Story

August 4, 2015

This is a guest post by Peter Horne. Our Bibles contain four gospels. Each gospel author includes different details, different wording and sometimes different events in telling the story. As early as the second-century Christian leaders began the quest to harmonize the four gospels. Scholars often undertook this project to defend the Bible against claims […]

The Power of a Villain Story

July 30, 2015

This is a guest post by Tyler Jarvis. One of the things I like the most about the Bible is that it doesn’t pull any punches. I mean, there are lots of guys who are generally “good” guys but who do really crappy things. Generally, when you read a story, the main character is presented […]

A Beautiful Story

July 25, 2015

What is Christianity? It is what is good, true, and beautiful. These are the three virtues that describe our faith. God is good. God is true. God is beautiful. God embodies these virtues perfectly, but these virtues do not stop with God. What he creates is good, true, and beautiful. As Christians, we should strive […]

The Power of an Ordinary Story

July 13, 2015

This is a guest post by Danny Dodd. Ordinary is an interesting word. It was a word once used for some of Christ’s disciples (see Acts 4:13). It usually denotes “nothing special,” “average,” “normal.” Nothing to see here, so just keep moving on. An ordinary story? I’ll pass. Give me the extra-ordinary; the dramatic; the […]

The Power of Telling a Story

July 6, 2015

This is a guest post by Steve Ridgell Jesus often used stories to illustrate how to live as his disciples. I believe hearing the stories of Jesus still equip us to live out his call on our lives. And here is one example of how I think that works. I have often heard people talk […]

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 […]

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 […]

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