Story truth

From Tim O’Brien: “[S]tory-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth.” That quotation comes from a blog post whose author argues that fiction might well be the best way to tell God’s story. Megan McKenna once said something similar, that “all of the stories in the Bible are true, and some of them really happened.” I think I believe this assertion deeply, and part of why “storying faith” matters so much to me is precisely that in learning to tell our own stories we often stumble into recognizing God’s story writ upon our lives.