Aug 8, 2016: The Universal Narrative

Robert E. Webber

My initial impetus toward relearning God’s narrative took shape as a response to the postmodern rejection of all universal narratives (or metanarratives). As I became more and more conscious of the rejection of metanarratives, I became more keenly aware that this is exactly what the Christian message is—a single, universal narrative of everything. Then, as Radical Islam began to dominate world news, I saw the contest emerge between two very different world narratives. I became persuaded more than ever that we Christians must stop building our case for Christianity around modern science and reason, and return to the ancient way of approaching God’s truth as the narrative of the world.

-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), 118.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.