There is definitely something about human beings and story telling - we love to tell and hear stories, the narrative genre is a vital part of who we are and the way that we communicate. I was lucky today to have a guest spot in a Spiritual Awareness group at Bridgehaven, a residential rehab service in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. I spent my time telling stories: my own stories, stories from the Bible, stories in song - all of them building up pictures of hope, redemption and ultimately salvation. Those in the group also shared some of their stories and we found that on some points our stories connected.
I'm pretty sure this is what evangelism is all about: I tell my stories, you tell your stories and perhaps there are meeting places where our stories connect and we find God.