Tag Archives: Looking for the story and the storyteller

The Power of Story

“Good stories,” Dan Allender says, “tell about the intersection of desire and tragedy. A story begins when our desires collide head-on with reality.” There is no better verb than collide when it comes to the story of my father: his … Continue reading

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No Storyless Prayers

“There are no story-less prayers,” Eugene Peterson writes. “Story is to prayer what the body is to the soul – the circumstances in which it takes place… story-making is creative work – demanding intense and personal involvement.”  (Answering God). When … Continue reading

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