Retelling the Narrative

Often referred to as the greatest story ever told, the life of Jesus is one that touches millions around the world.  There has been much academic movement to discover ways of making the Gospels heard in a world that is 2000 literary years away from them.  The cultural difference between the time and place of the original writers and the modern day west is huge.  However, the gulf between the culture of the now westernised church and the hindu world of India is just as alien. 

Latha Rajasekhar is a Hindu woman who has been so touched by Jesus message that she has penned an epic 900 page saga of the life of Jesus as though written by the author of the Ramayana or the Mahabharata.  She decided to write the epic after having a vision of Jesus at her door.  Since then she has visited the holy land as part of the process and has published the work.  The poetic work is produced in the Kannada language that is spoken in Karnataka.  The launch was presided over by Bishop Vasant Kumar of Karnataka central diocese.  Read more here.

I guess that is one answer to the question ‘How do we preach in a narrative culture?’


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