The Four Commandments of Biblical Storytelling
1. Thou shalt not reduce the story to a lesson.
2. Thou shalt engage the story with all thy heart and soul and mind and strength.
3. . . . including the parts thou objectest to.
4. Thou shalt help thy neighbor interact with the story.
I have often said that if I were not a happily married suburban grandma I would become a pilgrim and follow Walter Brueggemann all my days, but if Walter were not available, following Marti would be Option Two.