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What Makes a Good Story?

What Makes a Good Story?

The other day, I was feeling stressed. I had a lot going on. First, there were some upcoming work talks I needed to prepare for, and I kept thinking about what I had to do. Second, I was working through some things with my girlfriend, which was necessary but...
Integration of Story and Experience

Integration of Story and Experience

This blog post is Part 4 in a 4-part blog series on Integrated Faith. (If you missed the first blog post, you can find it here.) In this blog series, we are taking a look at aspects of our spiritual lives that might be out of step or disconnected with the rest of our...
Love That Little Guy

Love That Little Guy

I found an old picture of myself from when I was about 3 years old. We were at a family reunion in northern Minnesota, and I was driving a little red train. I don’t have a personal memory of that experience, but I looked joyful and free. As I reflected on the picture,...
The Power of Story to Promote Justice

The Power of Story to Promote Justice

Not too long ago, I read an interesting book called Tell Me A Story by Daniel Taylor. One of the most powerful parts of the book was when Taylor argued that it is essential to listen to the stories of others, because listening to stories is an important first step...
Our Stories Should Tell the Full Truth

Our Stories Should Tell the Full Truth

We each have stories about our lives, the world, and our place in it. Our stories come from a variety of sources, such as our cultural background, religious upbringing, the educational system, and our families of origin. Our stories comprise the foundation for our...
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