Definition: A Meta-Narrative is a big-picture view. The Bible declares that there is an over-arching story of God's purposeful plan for humanity and a specific call for His people to participate in that plan.
Challenges/Issues: A meta-narrative is the "Big Story," that serves as an explanation for the many little stories in a culture. The meta-narrative of the Bible is God revealing Himself to mankind and His call to each individual to participate in God's story (Ephesians 2:10). Postmodern thought does not believe in meta-narratives and teaches that there are no grand stories which give meaning to all of life and which define what is true. This leads to despair and hopelessness in a culture.
4Tucson Goal: Citizens of Tucson accepting their individual role in God's bigger story.