THE BOOK AND THE STORY

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posted with permission (long for a post, but worth it)BY TOM WRIGHT (Tom Wright is now Rt Revd NT Wright, Bishop of Durham.)Here, Tom Wright explores the nature of the over-arching biblical narrative and how it subverts and challenges the world view of our surrounding culture. It is adapted from the opening address given at The Open Book consultation ”Imagining Tomorrow” at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, January 1997. In the Christian canonical Bible there is a single over-arching narrative. It is a story which runs from creation to new …

Why ‘The Story’?

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Hearing Falling TreesWe exist regardless of why we THINK we exist. Reality precedes perception. The sound waves come from a falling tree regardless of whether one is there to hear it. Likewise, the failure of a person standing in the woods to rightly interpret the sound as a tree falling does not affect whatever might have the misfortune to be in the path of that tumbled tree. Something is. I am a subset of that which IS, as are you. The question that is ultimate, is more or less: “Why …

5 Points of the Biblical Story

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YHWH is love.  All that is lovely and capable of love is from Him.  He is the source of everything good because he is the creator of all else. Man has been unloving.  Following deceiving spirits and the allure of pride, we have tried to find good outside of love; we have failed. YHWH is faithful love.  Even after trying to live outside of God’s love and way of life, God came and lived out love as a man and died for the unloving things man has done but rose …