Why Are Storytellers Often Bad Preachers and Preachers Often Bad Storytellers?


This subject deserves more attention, but consider this a timid foray into a field with tall grass and various lurking beasts all of which this adventurer cannot hope to see. A friend recently bemoaned the apparent problem that many of our leading theologians are disconnected from good storytelling and that many of our leading storytellers […]

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Five Questions for Clay Clarkson, Author of Educating the WholeHearted Child


Clay Clarkson is a relatively new friend of mine, but one I greatly appreciate and treasure. His contribution at Story Warren has been crucial, both in his wonderful posts, and his wise counsel to me leading up to our launch. I treasure his friendship. Clay’s book (written with his wife, Sally), Educating the WholeHearted Child, […]

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Wodehouse On Outgeneralling Critics


“A certain critic—for such men, I regret to say, do exist—made the nasty remark about my last novel that it contained ‘all the old Wodehouse characters under different names.’ He has probably by now been eaten by bears, like the children who made mock of the prophet Elisha: but if he still survives he will […]

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The “That Kind of Guy” Question


Our character emerges from our deepest held beliefs –our deepest held religious beliefs. This is true because who or what we worship is at the root of all our moral choices. So, that’s deep, right? Well, how about an easier test? When we are watching a movie and a character does something that’s disappointing, irritating, […]

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