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STORIES SHAPE THE ETHOS OF ANY COMMUNITY


There is a deep, profound reason why God created us to be story-makers and storytellers, and why, when “the Word became flesh” (John 1:14), He frequently spoke through stories. The best make-believe stories help us better understand the real world. And in our day, such stories are needed more than ever.


Professor Louis Markos writes,

"We are, in many ways, a civilization adrift on the stormy seas of relativism and existentialism. The first ‘ism’ has robbed us of any transcendent standard against which we can measure our thoughts, our words, and our deeds; the second has emptied our lives of any higher meaning, purpose, or direction. Our compass is broken and the stars obliterated, and we are left with nothing to navigate by but a vague faith in the modern triad of progress, consumerism, and egalitarianism. They are not enough. . . . What we need, in short, are stories." (On the Shoulders of Hobbits, 10–11) ~ John Bloom (Staff writer, desiringGod.org)


Written by my friend and Pastor, Joseph Thompson on 07/09/2018

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