We must recover the profound original interpretation of God’s narrative—that of the early church. They handed down to us in tradition the canon of Scripture, the great ecumenical creeds, the liturgies, the catechumenate and the ethics of faith. By recovering this ancient narrative, we will be able to speak once again to the world about its own history, telling the truth about the triune God who creates and who becomes involved in his own creation to restore it.
-Robert E. Webber, Who Gets to Narrate the World? Contending for the Christian Story in an Age of Rivals (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008), 117-118.