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Tony Jones: Inhabiting the Biblical Narrative


What Tony wanted at the end of discipleship is what most of us want:

In the end, I’m convinced that it’s more important that my students know the grand, sweeping scheme of this meta-narrative than that they can recite this verse or that one. This is something that we all need to hear and something we all need to be reminded of. We need the all-encompassing story. It was God’s plan from the beginning.

Reviewed by John Datema


Editor’s Note: As of October 21, 2014, the full article was available online at:


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Category: Biblical Studies, Summer 2006

About the Author: John Datema, is Family Life Minister at Meridian Christian Church in Lansing, Michigan. With many years of experience in pastoral ministry and education, he enjoys combining his technological background to develop resources and opportunities to help families thrive.

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