An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2b: Indirect Characterization)

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2b: Indirect Characterization)

Indirect characterization is achieved through various story elements such as actions, speech, relational dynamics, figures of speech, and literary techniques. Thus, Gehazi’s run after Naaman to ask for money reveals his greed, Elijah’s fleeing discloses his fear, and Cornelius’ alms-giving habits portray him as generous. Elisha’s prayer depicts him

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2a: Characters and Characterization)

An Introduction to Biblical Narrative Analysis (Part 2a: Characters and Characterization)

Many generations of Bible readers have found meaning through relating to Bible characters who share similar struggles and challenges, fight similar weaknesses, and fail and succeed time and time again in their own process of transformation. When we observe the Biblical characters closely, we gain a more intimate knowledge of them, and thus are able

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 4: Personal Reflections)

The One Project Hosts a Gathering in Atlanta (Part 4: Personal Reflections)

The gathering in Atlanta was the second “One project” gathering I attended, the first being in Seattle a few years back, which left me with an overall good impression. I like the idea (and practice) of being seated around the table and having time to process the information received during presentations. Hearing the Voice of the Attendees This is s