From the Sept/Oct, 2017 issue of Touchstone
education family christianity The Upper Stories by Tara L. Jernigan

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The Upper Stories

Tara L. Jernigan on the Importance of Narrative in Christian Formation

My father had a special way of telling stories. Just as he never laughed at his own jokes, he never really offered to tell his stories. We always had to ask; he just primed the pump. Without looking at us, he would settle himself into his recliner. He would get comfortable, reclining back and putting his feet up. He'd light up his pipe and take a long draw from the tobacco. Only then would he ask the question, "Did I ever tell you about the time . . ."

It could be anything: the time he taught a d . . .


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