Posts Tagged "Storytelling"

The Power of a Story

Those of us with kids, and those of us who work with kids, understand the power of a good story.  All to often in our culture today, kids are fed empty concepts without the benefit of the story.  The other morning, on my way to work, I was listening to a podcast from a couple of weeks ago (7/31).  The program was the Albert Mohler Show, and the guest host Dr. Russel Moore was discussing the benefit of stories in developing the moral imagination.  Dr. Moore’s guest on that program was Andrew Petersen, a well-know Christian singer and children’s book author.

I was actually introduced to the music of Andrew Petersen in another blog post from Dr. Moore several months back, and I have become a big fan. The discussion of storytelling, and its importance in a Christian household, was fascinating.

Dr. Moore’s posted a short article about the program on his blog at http://www.russellmoore.com/2009/07/31/stories-and-the-moral-imagination/.

Dr. Moore links to a fascinating article from David Mills titled Enchanting Children.

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The Blog Patrol (April 28, 2009)

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Welcome to this week’s installment of “The Blog Patrol.” I’ve tried to get back to the basics with this weeks’ Blog Patrol. In past weeks I have included more links for each day, but my goal with this process has been to include only the best posts. The problem I have been having is that there are so many good posts out there. That said, I have done my best to pick the best of the best for inclusion in the Blog Patrol, and tried to accept that that means that some good posts will be excluded. I hope that this process will help to keep the Blog Patrol more concise and useful to you the reader. If you have any suggestions for blogs that have not been featured in the Blog Patrol, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

Stragglers

These are the stragglers from the prior week which I either didn’t receive or find in time to include in last week’s Blog Patrol. Enjoy!

Are We Saying Anything Worth Saying?

  • Clayton King looks at the importance and goal of Biblical teaching.

Wednesday (April 22, 2009)

From TGC: Mark Driscoll on Avoiding Irreverent Babble in a Facebook, Blog-happy Culture

  • Steve Matthewson reports on Mark Driscoll’s talk from the Gospel Coalition. Apparently, Driscoll’s talk was a 40 point sermon on 2 Timothy 2:14-26.

From TGC: Tim Keller Takes on Cultural Idols

  • In this report, Matthewson looks at Tim Keller’s presentation on Acts 19:23-41 on discerning, exposing, and destroying the idols of our culture.

Not Just Good-Housekeeping: A Case for Christian Hospitality (Part 1)

  • John Starke starts a series on the call for Christian Hospitality.

Adoration that Offends

  • Tyler Kenny looks at why the exclusivity of the gospel offends.

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