Aug 15, 2016: Return to the Story

Robert E. Webber

We call for a return to the priority of the divinely authorized canonical story of the triune God. This story—creation, incarnation and re-creation—was effected by Christ’s recapitulation of human history and summarized by the early church in its rules of faith. The gospel-formed content of these rules served as the key to the interpretation of Scripture and its critique of contemporary culture, and thus shaped the church’s pastoral ministry. . . . In a world of competing stories, we call evangelicals to recover the truth of God’s Word as the story of the world, and to make it the centerpiece of evangelical life.

-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), 119-120.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.