God's Grand Story
by James Wakefield, PhD

Telling God's Grand Story

You are invited. Please join me in a conversation. We didn’t start it. It has been going on for many thousands of years. It circles around some big ideas, posed here as questions: Is there any good news? What is it? How do we gospel people faithfully? Let’s focus this: How do we tell God’s Grand Story to our families, friends, neighbors, and even to those who care nothing for us at all or for God?
One goal of this website is to further this conversation. Let’s be respectful. But let’s also keep it real. A second goal is to ask for help. I’m moving forward in keeping my promise to write a book about telling God’s Grand Story. How can you help? I don’t want to do something this awesome alone. I need company, friends and critics who can speak the truth in love. Help me make this useful. Keep me from too many errors and idiosyncrasies. Join me in sharing good news with our world.

Chapter Three, Again

Thud. That is the sound I heard after posting chapter three. If people read it, most weren’t provoked enough to comment. THUD!

I begged a few of our dialogue partners for comments, and with their help—and with lots of impatient waiting—it finally occurred to me: I need to break the rules. In what can only be called a “collision of genres” (kinds of writing), I have mixed conversation and footnoted research. Please don’t feel timid in critiquing this radically revised version of Chapter Three. (You can download the .pdf file on the right side of your screen, right under the pencil point).

Do you want a challenge? Tell me what Joe says in response to Chapter Three.

When you respond (see the chapter three tab above), I will respect your desires. (Some people don’t want their comments in public). I will give you a chance to edit and approve anything I think will help our conversation before I post it. I will ask to use your first name and an initial, and it will help if I can list where you are writing from.

Thanks for all your help. Oh, and if it interests you, we are just passing 1,500 visitors. People really are reading this!
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