Bringing the Text to Life
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.
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...