Story moves us. Story shapes us. In the rhythm and low of life, Story sets the cadence, guides the melody and gives meaning. I believe we have been invited into the creation narrative and entrusted with the gift of Story. I believe that we are storytellers. Each and every one of us. Storytellers. Storylisteners. Storylearners.
Planting is the ancient practice of cultivating and growing Place. Planting ground our narrative in the immediate, the urgent, the present. I believe we have been invited into a narrative much larger than ourselves. I believe we are meant to be Planted and Placed. And I believe that the Good News is … Read More
Discipleship is the process by which Jesus of Nazareth has asked His followers to live in relationship to one another. Followers of Jesus are storylistening, storylearning, storytelling, receivers of redemption, and carriers of reconciliation. Disciples are not static beings.
We are alive. We are passionate. And we are messy.
When the four basic movements of narrative structure are combined with the power of discipleship, there is fresh clarity in living on mission with Jesus. A narrative approach to discipleship is a relational movement.
This is the narrative movement of discipleship which Jesus the King lived and practiced. No formula. Story. Life in tension. A posture of anticipation. Hope lived upon lips and fingertips and surrendered lives. Our lips giving voice to the Story. Our fingertips giving sensitivity to the Story. Our lives connected to the beautiful narrative of discipleship.
The most captivating story ever told begins with the phrase::
"There was this guy named Jesus..."
The Scriptures teach that when followers of King Jesus die our soul is present with him. We don't get wings, and we don't become angels. We are no longer messy and broken and stained. When we die, we don't need bags of medicine to fight an invasion of cancerous death. The Scriptures teach that when we die, followers of King Jesus won't need to … Read More