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At the SBC yesterday, we presented a video on The Gospel Project that summarizes the biblical storyline in 3 minutes using famous art.

I don’t use the description “must-see” very often, but this is one of those rare occasions when I think you should take a few minutes to watch (and then share). The video team did an outstanding job putting this together, and I’m excited to see a compelling, artistic account of the Bible’s grand storyline and our mission as gospel story-tellers.

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5 thoughts on “This is The Gospel Project – The Bible’s Grand Narrative in 3 Minutes – Video”

  1. Stephen says:

    Well done video, but I was a little creeped out by the strong emphasis on portraying God as “story-teller.” Not only is it extra-biblical (God has given himself plenty of other titles), but it seems to turn the entire universe into some grand novel that God simply wanted to write, not a mechanism to bring man into relationship with God. Moreover, we are not sent as “story-tellers;” proclaimers of the Gospel, yes (and Gospel does mean “good news” but that only obscurely means a grand tale, it is more like an announcement: Jesus is Lord!), but we are more often called ambassadors, bringers of reconciliation, workers in an agricultural harvest.

    For a curriculum that promises deeper theological study and Christ-centered application (and I am confident it will be good curriculum), I hoped for marketing that was closer to the biblical language given to us that could have been just as captivating.

    1. Susan says:

      Good points, Stephen.

    2. Brother, I think you’re missing the whole point and creating negatives that don’t otherwise really exist. There’s nothing _wrong_ with calling God (or us as His agents) a “story teller.” The question is whether His story is true–and of course it is. Secondly, this is a presentation meant to convey a summary of the Bible’s worldview to a (post)modern audience, using terms to which they can relate.

      The video accomplishes this in spades–and was never intended to be considered “in-depth.” Don’t you use extrabiblical terminology when having a witnessing conversation with someone who doesn’t know anything about the Bible and you explain the Gospel to them in terms they’ll “get”…?

      Nothing anti- or unbiblical here whatsoever. Your concerns are simply misplaced.

  2. Ed Stetzer says:


    Commenters at my blog thought it was awesome.

    Ed, at, not at the Gospel Coalition site. ;-)

    1. Trevin Wax says:

      Try to do something creative and beautiful… :)

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