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’: Read the rest of this entry »