“Humans are story-formed people.  Our first sense of who we are and where we fit within an often-confusing world comes through the narratives our communities tells us.  And this narrative engagement is not simply a developmental stage only for children: it’s a function and framework of the imagination, that part of our human mind that makes connections, discovers patterns, and processes meaning in ways that include but transcend reason.  You can’t get three pages into Scripture without both using your imagination and being enriched by the imaginations of others–all through the medium of story.”

(Sarah Arthur, “Have Yourself a Merry Kitschy Christmas,” Christianity Today, p 56,  Dec 2014)

Story-Formed People

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