Yesterday marked the launch of a brand new website called Story Warren. It’s the brainchild of our good friend, S. D. Smith, who’s been patiently cooking it up over the last couple of years. Head over and check out the site. You’ll recognize quite a few of the names on the masthead. Here’s how Sam describes the Story Warren mission:
Story Warren exists to serve you as you seek to foster holy imagination in the children you love.
We want to do this primarily in two ways:
Mostly, we want to write and share posts that will inspire, encourage, and foster holy imagination in you. Trickle-down imagination! I don’t know about you, but I can’t give to my children what I don’t have. Children become engaged when we are engaged. Also, we need the very same thing. Our focus here will center on children, but most of that applies to us as well.
Secondly, we want to serve as a connection to storytellers, song-singers, teachers, and others who are doing this wonderful work. Imagine this place to be like Rick’s in Casablanca, except with way fewer Nazis. It’s a place to connect with others who are on the same road, to be exposed to some artists and authors who are potential allies in your battle.
We want to be champions of construction. There’s a million places on the internet to fight about stuff. (I know, I counted.) We don’t want to be another place where angry, anonymous people can prove they’re right on the internet. Grab a hammer, or a wheelbarrow. Leave the wrecking ball alone.
Let’s build together, loving the little ones by everything we make.
We want to be allies in your efforts, coming alongside and sharing our water canteens, maybe telling some dumb jokes. But we do truly hope God uses this place in your life for your deep joy and his great glory.
We’re on your side.