"Hi Darry! It is great to hear from you. You are correct that even narrative can be taken out of context. An example of this is "moralizing" certain passages of the Old Testament. As if the primary point of David and Goliath was how to be…"
"I think the overall stories we should hitch our values on are what you mention in point 3: what Bruggeman calls credo and kerygma: the Exodus and the Gospel--which upon reflection are two sides of the same story. God's redemption and…"
"I don't disagree with your overall point.
The danger is taking a narrative out of context and making it mean something it was not intended to convey. While I am a huge fan of narrative (and tying our own stories to the overall story of the…"