That was the question posed by Anthony Smith during a recent Meetup with Fuller Seminary New Testament professor Daniel Kirk.
Kirk was speaking with us about his narrative approach to theology, and I was struck by this statement that he made, “[In narrative theology] if there could be genuine surprises in the 1st century, there could be in our time as well.”
I tweeted Anthony’s question, and I received back some interesting responses:
- “U curate surprise by bringing together ideas that inspire.”
- “Creating opportunities for awe, joy and surprise. Truly divine work.”
- “I think you need to leave open the space you have created—allow for the contingent & unforeseeable.”
- “We curate surprise by experimenting and embracing failure.”
What is your answer to Anthony’s question? Please post your thoughts in the comments!