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The Art of Parables

You cannot tell people what to do, you can only tell them parables; and that is what art really is, particular stories of particular people and experiences. ...


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Stories: Preparation for Life

Children love stories. Even in an age of computer games and electronic toys, there is still resonant power in the phrase "Once upon a time ..." ...


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The Film '127 Hours' Shows Our Need for Love and Community

The film 127 Hours tells the true story of then 27-year-old Aron Ralston. In 2003, while hiking in Blue John Canyon in Utah, Ralston was trapped by a ...


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The Stories We Love Will Shape Our Character

Professor Daniel Taylor notes that as a child Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a Christian leader who was executed for resisting the Nazis, was greatly moved by reading ...


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The Shortest Complete Story Reveals Life's Brokenness

[This] is often called the shortest complete story in English, supposedly written by Ernest Hemingway. It is only six words long:

"For sale: baby shoes, ...

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Secular Author Tries to "Take the Bible Literally"

A book titled The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible came out a few years ago. It was written ...


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Statistics about Our Immersion in Video Stories

In his book Popcultured, Steve Turner offers the following two ways to illustrate our fervent consumption of popular culture:

The filmmaker Paul Schrader ...

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We Find Our Own Stories in the Bible's Stories

In late 2012 seventy-five year old Marion Shurtleff purchased a Bible in a used book store near her home in San Clemente, California. After making her ...


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Star Wars Film Shows We Need Good Stories

According to an article in The New York Times, "The Walt Disney Company's Star Wars: The Force Awakens earned roughly $517 million in worldwide ticket ...


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Our Brains Are Wired to Connect Via Stories

The power of story is getting unlikely attention. In a fascinating collaboration, literary scholars and neuroscientists have teamed up to explore the ...


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