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Stories, Sex, and Calling - Pastor Doug Wilson & Dale Partridge

Updated: Oct 29, 2022

Video from Cannon Press

In this clip from Man Rampant, Doug Wilson and Dale Partridge discuss the difference between stories written for men and stories written for women. What do our stories tell us about our calling? Watch the full episode only on the Canon App!

In this video Pastor Doug Wilson discusses the differences between men and women and how God designed us to be different. Our callings are different.

"One of the biggest challenges to Christians who would argue for a notion like “biblical manhood and womanhood” is that the very idea sounds strange to modern audiences. It often sounds like Christians are trying to impose a sort of playacting or subjective role-playing on others." from the article: The Science of Male and Female: What God Teaches Through Nature (link)

"We are a storytelling species. Not only do we weave stories about our own lives (which is known as narrativisation: the process of presenting and interpreting experiences, events, and scenarios in the form of a narrative; that is, a story), we also create, tell, and retell stories of an epic, mythic, and fantastical nature. Moreover, the individualised and archetypal aspects of storytelling can blend into each other – actual life experiences (at both the situational and psychological level) are often enriched with meaning in the light of story archetypes, while story archetypes themselves seem to have originated from the sort of meaningful narrativisation that individuals, groups, and societies applied to lived, real-life experiences.

Our urge for narrativisation and storytelling is distinctive, deep-rooted, and ubiquitous. As Terry Pratchett so eloquently expressed it in his novel The Globe: “The anthropologists got it wrong when they named our species Homo sapiens (‘wise man’). In any case it’s an arrogant and bigheaded thing to say, wisdom being one of our least evident features. In reality, we are Pan narrans, the storytelling chimpanzee.”

Stories are also multifarious and permeate all aspects of our lives. News, history, gossip, daydreaming. All involve a story. In this essay, I wish to explore the origin of storytelling and try to arrive at a conclusion as to why, as a species, we have such an ingrained impulse to tell stories and narrativise our lives." from the article: The Human Need for Storytelling (link)

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