Creative Writing

Learning to Write Parables

After listening to a conversation between Rob Bell and Peter Rollins about parables (it’s a fantastic podcast if you have forty minutes to spare). Peter Rollins shows off his impressive database of parables from all over the world and even shares some of his own. What surprises me, however, is that even though I’ve heard parables all my life, I’ve never taken a critical lens to the form. Their narrative

The Leap

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Genesis 1:2 In 2011, I was a freshman at small, Evangelical Christian high school in Seacoast Maine. There were only twelve students at Veritas Academy (one for each of the twelve disciples). We campaigned for Mitt Romney, studied creationist biology textbooks and prayed for the