Thursday, May 21, 2009
Join Hannah Notess, Image’s 2008-09 Milton Fellow, for a University Ministries Forum and discussion about storytelling and “testimonies” on Thursday, May 21 at 1 p.m. in Demaray Hall 150 at Seattle Pacific University.
If you’re raised as an evangelical Christian, you’re supposed to be an expert at telling your story. From an early age, you’re expected to have a testimony, a story of how God saved you from a life of sin and sadness, and gave you a new life of joy and gladness. But what happens if you don’t have a testimony? What if your story just doesn’t fit the before-and-after mold? Maybe it’s time to throw out the before-and-after testimony and look for new ways of telling our stories.
Milton Fellow Hannah Notess’s writing has appeared in Image, The Christian Century, Slate, and Crab Orchard Review, among other journals. She will discuss her search for unconventional stories of faith as a writer and as editor of Jesus Girls: True Tales of Growing Up Female and Evangelical, a collection of essays forthcoming from Cascade Books in 2009. This event is free and open to the public.