Story schmory. Yes, stories are important. Yes, stories fill a need. Yes, stories are a critical way of sharing information. Yes, stories go back to the beginning of time. Yes, there’s a reason story based programs are the most popular on network television. But can we just take a break from our obsession with stories? We have story events, story small group resources, story books, story blogs, story networks, and much more. But aside from just getting tired of seeing the word everywhere, I wonder if our obsession with stories is actually making them less effective?
Check Twitter bios and you’ll find that just about everyone is a “storyteller.” I already dealt with that here. Not everyone is a storyteller, and not everyone tells stories, and that’s just fine.
Stories are important. You can’t be an effective communicator without understanding their power.
So let’s just get about telling them, and stop talking about telling them.
Thanks for letting me rant.