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Thursday, April 14, 2005

Blast from the Past

Isn't it interesting how our perspective changes over time. Think about it - on a day to day basis, life seems much the same today as it did years ago. Then every now and again you run across an old photo, and (*gasp*) - I used to have HAIR!!!

Often it seems like we only see the changes when we pull our nose out of the daily grind and then pause to take a look around, to think about who we are and where we've come from. Interestingly, this is precisely what gives birth to "story" - as we reflect, we begin to identify with certain pieces of our personal history more than others - we see highlights and low points, and those form the contours for how we perceive ourselves, our world, and the meaning of our lives.

In light of these two concepts then - "looking back," and "story" - I offer two links:

1. FoolishSage in all his glory (I go to seminary with Mark and Karyn, and they regularly leave comments on this blog, so some of you who also know them will appreciate this);

2. Cheering Jesus, with a great insight on the difference between listening to Scripture as story to be embraced, rather than simply as bare history to be learned.

If you look closely, I think you'll see a connection. Hope you enjoy them both...


At 8:02 PM, April 15, 2005, Blogger Mark Traphagen said...

Only difference, nobody cheered when they saw the picture from my story. Oh, they said lots of things, but nobody cheered :lol:


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