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Flash Nonfiction 1 Corinthians 15:12-20

Flash Nonfiction

If Christ has not been raised, our faith is futile.

AT A GLANCE:

Writers and literary enthusiasts enjoy playing around with words, sentences and paragraphs. It was perhaps inevitablye that someone would come up with the idea of the short, short story — a story told in just a few words. Thus, flash fiction or, in this case, flash nonfiction. Yes, we find such stories even in the Bible, such as in our text for today.

 

EDITOR’S PICK:

For material based on today’s gospel text, see “When a Church Should Go to Hell,” February 16, 1992, at HomileticsOnline.com.

 

For an alternative idea pertaining to Jeremiah 17:5-10, see “Your Cheatin’ Heart.”

 

“For Sale: baby shoes. Never worn.”

That’s one of the shortest stories ever written.

It’s an example of something known as “flash fiction.” That particular example — all of six words in length — has been attributed to Ernest Hemingway, although scholars are doubtful. The legend...

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