Leon Bridges and Asad — A Middle Eastern’s Story of Forgiveness

(Italicized below are the lyrics to Leon Bridges’s song, “Lisa Sawyer.” As I went to a coffee shop in Europe to write this, the Ft. Worth native was gently singing about Lisa’s life and eventual encounter with Jesus.  I couldn’t help but connect the lyrics, ever so loosley, to Asad’s story.) She was born in […]

Story Part II — The Importance of Telling your Story (My Depression)

Part one of the story series examined the following aspects of story: it’s importance and the listener’s transformative role in the transaction between the storyteller and the listener. In part two, I want to discuss the importance of telling your story. Between the two main functions of stories – storyteller and listener – we tend […]