Week 12: Stories That Shape Us

[For families reading Brian McLaren’s We Make the Road by Walking, chapter 12: “Stories That Shape Us.”  If you’re following the recommended schedule of readings, this chapter is slated for Sunday, November 16].

This week’s playlist is up!  This week, we look at the Big Picture of the Old Testament — the persistent pressure of history’s God toward the healing of the world.

Israel’s story is a lot like the story of every other civilization — Their society rises and prospers (and things go well, miraculously well, even), so they think God is on their side.  Then their society declines and collapses (with no miracles to save the day), so they think God hates them.  But being convinced of the faithfulness of God, they are forced to re-think God in terms beyond your everyday petty tribal deities…

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