I Like the Way You Move: Biblical Storytelling and Movement

Presented April 5, 2008 at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis


Movement is associated with God’s creative dominion over the cosmos:
“God Creates the First Day” Genesis 1:1-5

Movement is associated with praise:
“Dancing at the Sea” Exodus 15:19-21
“David Dances Before the Ark” 2 Samuel 6:12-16

Movement is associated with celebration:
“A Season for Dancing” Ecclesiastes 3:1-4

Movement is a sign of God’s grace:
“Healing at the Beautiful Gate” Acts 3:1-10

Movement is plays a pivotal role in the story’s plot:
“Walking on the Water” Matthew 14:22-33