Story: Connection Trumps Polish

There is nothing like a good story. In children's ministry, stories are king not only for capturing attention, but also for capturing the heart. In parenting, stories will do more to shape character than any lecture you can give. Stories can be personal, made up, read, told, acted out, shared in conversation or rehearsed for... Continue Reading →

More than Fairy Tales: A Look at Biblical Narrative

The following are some thoughts from the first two chapters of The Art of Biblical Narrative, by Robert Alter. He provides some provocative and helpful counter thoughts to our modern, Western and very systematic forms of interpreting the Bible. I think Alter elevates the value of reading the Bible for enjoyment of the art and... Continue Reading →

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