Stories are essential. Our ability to experience, process, and share our stories is one of the reasons that make us uniquely human and a reminder, in my opinion, of affirmation that we are created in the image of our loving God.
The Scriptures is a profound narrative of God – unfolding his identity, purpose, and commitment to His creation. It’s also a narrative about God’s relationship with humankind.
But when I talk about story, I’m talking about “all” of it and not just the nice parts. Before Christ and after Christ – which is why I’m so compelled by Paul’s ‘sharing’ of his story (before and after Christ) throughout Acts but especially when he talks to the respective kings: Felix, Festus, and Agrippa. As a pastor, I am constantly reminded that with numerous hats I wear, the three I can never take off all involve ‘the story’:
- sharing and celebrating God’s story
- being faithful to my story with God
- learning and loving the stories of your church
I don’t like to gush but I will. I absolutely love this video and the story in the video and the vision behind Deidox. So much that we showed this video at Quest last Sunday and it was received very well. Deidox (started by by couple dudes I recently met) aims to share the stories of God working in the lives of people.
Take 5 minutes and watch the video below and let me know what you think.
Check out the Deidox website and watch the other two short films. The reasons why I love these films:
- They’re well made. Excellent.
- Moves away from the elevation of rock star pastors or the myth that God only works through professional Christians: pastors and missionaries.
- They’re about every day people. Umm, like your neighbors. Hopefully, that includes your diverse neighbors.
- It’s about the story.