These are the videos of the second Narrative Discipleship class I taught on 11 February 2018 at Kristova crkva Kušlanova in Zagreb, Croatia. The documents for the class can be found at the preceding link.
Five minute preview: the class has just read Gen 1.1 – 2.4, with me asking them to look at it as a narrative, preparing them to talk about the picture of God that the story paints for the readers.
Part 1: In this segment, I introduced the idea of reading the Bible as a story, and gave the class two tools to help them understand the Bible. The first tool: see the whole Bible as one story with six parts. The second: see the whole Bible as a story about God; he is always the hero.
Part 2: in this segment, I talk about how the way a person thinks of God–even if they don’t believe in God, that’s still a way of thinking about God–affects the way they live and make moral decisions. Then my translator read Genesis 1.1 – 2.4 in Croatian. Then we talked about how God is depicted in the story, and why that depiction is important for faith. (The preview is from this section.)
Part 3: In this segment, I introduce the idea of worldview (although I did not use the term; that’s for week 2.) I talk about the connections between story, worldview, and faith.