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Anyone know a good story?

Everyone loves a good story. Stories draw us out of our own world and allow us entrance into another place, maybe into another time, but always into another worldview. It makes little difference if we enter into a story through a book, a movie, or simply a friend's account of what happened on vacation. Stories are transformative.

It's no wonder then that so much of the Bible comes to us in the form of a story. From the opening tale of humanity's beginnings to the future consummation of all things, the Bible, above all else, recounts a story. And, as we will see below, it's a good story, a redemptive story.

The biblical stories also carry meaning to the readers. And here, I'm not talking about what the stories mean, or how to interpret them. No, I mean the biblical stories give us meaning. Real meaning. Meaning to life, meaning to death, meaning to history.

Believers spend too little time reflecting on what they believe about the essential meaning of history. It'…