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Soul Stories

Posted by Mark Lau Branson on March 28, 2011

Anne Streaty Wimberly teaches church music and Christian education at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta.  Soul Stories: African American Christian Education is one of my favorite books on churches and discipleship (Abingdon, rev. 2005). While she writes about how stories are essential for Christian discipleship in African American churches, her insights and method (“story-linking”) are powerful and appropriate in any church. Our every-day stories about work and school, about relationships and events, need to be linked with biblical narratives and with the stories of our culture’s exemplars and other historic accounts. We gain insight into God’s grace in our lives, our true vocation, and the power of the Spirit’s  creative engagement as we join together in the telling, listening,  reflection and imagination of this approach to discipleship.


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