You are warmly invited to come and hear Rev Dr Paul Beasley-Murray speaking on the topic “Everybody has a story – so let’s tell it!”.
Writing an autobiography is not a form of narcissism, but a sign of our humanity. So say a group of scholars, who suggest that humans are first and foremost a story-telling species (homo narrans) rather than a reasoning species (home sapiens).
None of this Paul Beasley-Murray knew when he set out to tell his story. He chose the title This Is My Story: A Story of Life, Faith and Ministry, as a simple way of saying to his grandchildren: “this is who I am”. The story developed in the telling. It became not just a story of a life, but also a story of faith; a story of the development of a leader and a story of ministry in God’s church. In what has been a controversial life, Paul spelt out ‘his side’ of the story, recognising that one day there will be a final telling of the story before the throne of God when that story will find final clarity.
After telling a little of his story, Paul will encourage listeners to tell their story too, whether on a few sheets of paper or a full autobiography!
|When||7:30pm - 9:00pm|
|Cost||Free (includes light supper)|
|RSVP||[email protected] by 10 March|