Thursday, March 20, 2008

People hunger for Narrative

Decrying the lack of preaching and teaching on OT and NT narratives (stories), Terry Mattingly writes,

Most people hear academic lectures at church, then turn to mass media to find inspiring tales of heroes and villains, triumph and tragedy, sin and redemption, heaven and hell.

Terry Mattingly, "Star Wars--The Only Parable in Town," as quoted in The Art of Preaching Old Testament Narrative, p. 20.

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