Sometimes I open the Bible to look for ammunition. I know that’s probably not the best use of my time, and it definitely isn’t the intended use of Scripture, but I still fall victim to it. I think many of us do that, and I think it has a lot to do with our insecurities.
I’ve been thinking about stories.
Why do we tell stories?
In our small group we learned that songs (which are mostly just stories sung instead of spoken) are more powerful than just delivering sterile information or pure data.
Jesus often used parables—which is just another term for stories—instead of telling his followers outright what he wanted them to know.
Since I began working as an English as a Second Language Teacher eight years ago, I continually get the question: “What other languages do you speak?”. This is a legitimate question that I enjoy responding to. I say “No, actually I don’t speak any other languages, my students do not need me to speak their native language.”