Was in Los Angeles last week on business. Still getting caught up in more ways than one.
Haven't been reading Len Hjalmarson over at his blog Next Reformation lately but he is always good to come back to. Need to do it more often. See this recent post titled "Storied". He meditates on something interesting by Paul Fromont. It is a reflection on narrative theology, something that has given me great comfort in recent years. Should take time to investigate this spiritual thread again soon. Here is the first portion of the post.
A narrative approach to theology has promise. In part, that promise comes because modern approaches to theology tended toward reductionism: lists of propositions abstracted from the living story. But to abstract truth is to do violence to the texture of truth. Truth abstracted from context is a simulacra – it only appears to be real. It is processed food, lacking that which gives life. In his reflections on The Insatiable Moon Paul Fromont writes,
“If the root of art is storytelling, then the taproots are longings. Longings for such things as truth, beauty, romance, adventure. We long to find the true north that will guide us through this life and into the next…”
There is more but I need to get to work. After being gone for 4 business days there will be much catching up to do.
And see this at the Fromont's Prodigal Kiwi's site.
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