New here?

New here?

This weekend, Brianna and I journeyed up to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to preach at The Ransom Church, a fantastic community, where my friend Phill Tague is the Lead Pastor.

This is just one of many cool opportunities I’ve had to serve local churches, and to talk about why I wrote Long Story Short: the Bible in Six Simple Movements.

I’ll post the sermon video when it’s up, but in the meantime I thought I’d do a quick post for the many folks who may be new to the blog.

As a theology prof at Oklahoma Wesleyan University, I write on a variety of topics at the intersection of theology and culture–usually with some humor, and an attempt to bridge the divide between academia and pop culture.

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You can read why I wrote Long Story Short here, and if you’re interested in why it matters that we reclaim the “big story” of Scripture, you can find that here.

Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to scroll through prior posts to find something that might interest you.

grace+peace,

josh

Free Videos for “Long Story Short”

Hey friends, the video curriculum for Long Story Short is now available at Seedbed.com (here).

As a sample, they’ve even made the videos for Creation (Ch. 1) and Jesus (Ch. 4) available for free.

I’m hoping that the video curriculum–along with the discussion questions and Bible readings at the end of each chapter–will serve churches and small groups well as they dive into the book (and more importantly, the Bible) in fresh ways.

Enjoy my occasionally creepy eye-movements and the one polo shirt that I apparently wear for all such videos 😉

Chapter Four: Jesus: “Why Directors Should Wear Makeup”

Chapter One: Creation: “Why Sugar-Momma Had to Die”

 


Long Story Short: the Bible in Six Simple Movements is now available at Seedbed.com.

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Why teach the Bible as a story?

Why teach the Bible as a story?

“Daddy, can you tell me a rule?”

That’s a sentence that no child of mine has uttered.  Like, ever.

The fact is that human-beings are story-driven creatures—from our earliest memories to our final days. In the words of the novelist David Foster Wallace, “We need narrative as we need space-time.”

There’s a new post of mine up at Seedbed.com that talks about why it’s important to gain a basic grasp of the Biblical storyline. (Read here)

They’ve been releasing lots of resources this week for the official launch of Long Story Short: the Bible in Six Simple Movements.


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Why Sugar-Momma had to die

Why Sugar-Momma had to die

The folks at Seedbed have released a free excerpt from my book, Long Story Short: the Bible  in Six Simple Movements.

It’s about the biblical creation stories. But it bears the oddball subtitle of “Why Sugar-Momma had to die.”

Read here.


If you’ve read the book, please stop by either Amazon and Seedbed.com to leave a friendly review. It helps get the book in hands of folks who might not otherwise see it.

Why I wrote Long Story Short

Why I wrote Long Story Short

Thanks to Seedbed.com for posting this piece about my new book: Long Story Short: the Bible in Six Simple Movements.

You can read it here.

While the book has been available for a couple months now, this week marks the official launch of the project, along with all the video content we shot to help church small groups use the material in practical ways.

I’ve been blown away by the response so far and can’t wait to share new resources as they come out.

If your church is interested in the book and would like to have me come speak or preach on the content, you can reach me at Joshua.mark.mcnall@gmail.com

I’ve got several dates on the calendar already, but would love to add more.

Lastly, if you’ve read the book, please consider leaving a review on either Amazon or Seedbed.com. They really help with the digital voodoo (read: algorithms) that determine who sees the book online.


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