The modern narrative is an ancient story found in the liturgies of the church. What is the story of the liturgy? How does it apply to us?

Human Tales: Lucy’s Mysterious Commitment Concession

Human Tales are about us; right here, right now. This conversation is between two people; a young woman about to move in with her boyfriend and an older friend to whom she is revealing the news.…

Already Gone by Ken Hamm and Britt Beemer

A survey by George Barna shows 61% of today's young adults attended church when they were younger, but have since left the church.…

The Battle is Won

Jesus didn't fight Satan for the title of Ruler of the World. There was never a fight. Jesus was always going to win. The fight wasn't between Jesus and Satan. It was between God and death.…

Digitally Discontent: Am I Saving Too Much Digital Content?

Is it possible to be discontent and not know it? What if discontentment disguised itself and we unwittingly called it something else? Like a Pinterest feed… I want a bigger house, faster car, and a higher paying job; that’s what it means to be discontent, right? Right? The…

The Turning Point

The Liturgy as Narrative Part VIII Act II Scene V The Lord’s Prayer “My whole life flashed before my eyes…” You’ve probably had one of those moments when something happened so suddenly and so out of your control, when you talk about it you say, “My whole life…

Talking about Religion and Politics…?

How do you talk about religion and politics in your family?(1)Cover image is by Mark König on Unsplash, extra points for those who can guess what it has to do with this post. A lot of people don’t like to talk about these topics, even with family members,…

Boba Fett and the Mandalorian: Missed it by that much

In case you haven’t seen the latest episode of the Mandalorian (Chapter 14: The Tragedy), major spoilers are headed your way. You’ve been warned. Here we go. My fan story “Boba Fett: Dead or Disintegrated” was released on this website a few days before the premiere of the…

The Sacrament and The Dark Night of the Soul

The Dark Night of the Soul is the part of the story where the hero believes all is lost. Every attempt to succeed thwarted and every resource spent. There is no turning back because even the path back to safety is blocked. It's all over for the…

The Offering: Plot Twist

In the narrative structure we have reached the midpoint of the story. The plot twist happens here; the point where the hero's goal changes so dramatically it can feel like an altogether new story.…

Prayer in Conflict

The Prayers of the Church come after the readings, the sermon and the creeds. We've been through the training, but we're still in our bubble. The Prayers of the Church are about to burst that bubble.…
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