Remember that scene from the first fight in “Lord of the Rings”? Sure you do. If not that one, I’m sure you remember the physiological and psychological effects of the well-crafted, well-told epic.
One of the crucial elements of communication includes the ability to transmit a message in a way that the audience can receive it. Fact is, you remember the stories that draw you in. Before well written books, the story was.
In ministry, I communicate through story. Among the cultures I work, they have no written language–no basis through which to filter a highly literate worldview.
When I read this article, it reminded me of all the reasons children prefer stories to lectures, movies over books, and so on.
You know the power of the story–why not consider changing/adapting/editing your ways? Your audience will thank you for it.