Storyteller

Summary: A few months ago, I came across this wonderful album “A Heartland Liturgy” by Jonathan Rundman. This song goes well with this offering of The Digital Feast and would work well in worship so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

https://youtu.be/WkDJzUZvHTU

 

The Stars: A Mythopoetic Masterpiece Serenading the Night Sky Through Myths and Stories from Around the World

Summary: “I sometimes ask myself whether I would be studying galaxies if they were ugly… I think it may not be irrelevant that galaxies are really very attractive,” Vera Rubin, who confirmed the existence of dark matter, pondered in her most extensive interview. More than a century earlier, trailblazing astronomer Maria Mitchell — Rubin’s formative role model — contemplated the same question after attending a lecture on beauty by Emerson: Mitchell, too, found the splendor of the cosmos inseparable from its allure as an object of scientific investigation, each enhancing rather than distracting or detracting from the other.”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/9wT2sA

Digitally mined from: www.brainpickings.org

 

Jeanette Winterson on How Art and Storytelling Redeem Our Inner Lives

Summary: “Only art penetrates … the seeming realities of this world,” Saul Bellow proclaimed in his spectacular Nobel Prize acceptance speech. “There is another reality, the genuine one, which we lose sight of. This other reality is always sending us hints, which without art, we can’t receive.”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/RqfJT

Digitally mined from: www.brainpickings.org 

 

Kill Your Old Ideas So You Can Be More Creative

Summary: “Idea debt is the pile of ideas you keep revisiting but never finish, or even never begin. It can be a book, an app, a business, any project that grows in your mind but not in reality. It feels much more impressive than the projects you’re actually carrying out, with all their disappointments and compromises.”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/5dfQj

Digitally mined from: www.lifehacker.com  

 

Jesus, the consummate storyteller

Note: While this article is almost three years old, if you’ve not heard of this author or this book it is definitely worth reading if you wish to Preach the Story.

Summary: “In a new book, ‘Short Stories by Jesus,’ Amy-Jill Levine argues that to understand how Jesus captured people’s imaginations, we need to appreciate him as a profoundly gifted storyteller, one who worked through the medium of parables—and that as modern, non-parable-reading people, we have lost the ability to see his genius.”

Read more at: https://goo.gl/oBPtpF

Digitally mined from: www.bostonglobe.com