The Deep in the Burbs Research Project is, first and foremost, God’s story. That sounds presumptuous, I know. What gives me the right to assume that (a) God has a story, and (b) that I, a finite creature, could know God’s story? I argued earlier that life is story, as opposed to the idea that life is a story. The same can be said about God. God does not have a story to tell. God is story and the life we live is animated within that story.
Any story is communicated through the symbols we call language, or the word. God’s story is the Word of God. Therefore, the first frame we must discuss for this research project is The Word of God frame. This frame is not explicitly found in the question itself, but is an important frame in which the question and the research methodology was pursued.