And the Hits Keep Coming: Explorations in Narrative Theology

And the Hits Keep Coming: Explorations in Narrative Theology

by Christopher Poulsen


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“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”- Matthew 13: 31-32

In this parable, Jesus talks about how the smallest seed can and does, grow into the largest plant. For religious educators, it is a reminder that no matter how small the thought, action, or word anything can have a lasting impact.

In And the Hits Keep Coming, Christopher Poulsen offers the reader a glimpse at many mustard seeds he has encountered in his life. He uses narrative theology, story, to relate his own lived experience to the biblical message of Christ by breaking open his own life. He shares some of the deepest, saddest, and joyous moments in his life and shows how they relate to Christ and religious education.

As a religious educator, Christopher understands the importance of story and how relating your own authenticity can help your students to learn and grow. This book serves two purposes: 1- It provides examples for the rest of us to use and 2- It shows us how is unique approach can help us all to be more effective educators.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781989159026
Publisher: eVw Press
Publication date: 07/30/2018
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents


The Mountain (Know who loves and supports you)

Dean, The Guy Who Doesn’t Like Me (We don’t know the Story of Others)

Kindness during the fire (Hope)

The Cremation of Sam McGee (Keep the good)

The Staff Meeting (Servant Leadership)

Sledding with Forrest (Second Chances)

Seeing TJ Again (Cherishing and letting go)

Neil and Nicole Made it (Strong Relationships)

The Worst Proposal Ever! (Be excited about life)

Jack (Don’t take life for granted)

Josh in grade 4 (Doing what is right)

Puking at the Stairs (Being prepared)

Driving to Hockey with Mom (Moments that matter)

The Stabbing (Compassion)

Giving it to God at JTTF (Giving your hurt to God, forgiveness)

Swimming with Sharks (Taking risks)

Smashing the Campground (Choices)

Win a Date with Chris Poulsen (God’s Plan)

The Homeless Man Who Called me Fat (Walking in Another Person’s Shoes)

Mom got me a cat (Love conquers)

Saying Goodbye to Grandma (Holding on, letting go)

The Night Charles was Born (Miracles)

What Father R Wayne Young Taught Me (Being a teacher)

Mom’s Battle - My words (Taking the best)

The Third Year Struggle (Choosing to Love)

Emily’s Scavenger Hunt (You never know what you mean to someone)

Baptizing Charles (Giving your life to others)

Final Thoughts

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