So “narrative” draws its meaning from the act of communication (for teaching and for persuasion), while “story” draws its meaning from the recounting of events (for inquiry and for exploration).
A long, yet worthwhile read. I always learn something new and interesting from Cynthia’s posts. This one looks at the etymology of the words ‘story’ and ‘narrative’. People are often confused about what these terms mean, and she does a great job of breaking it down and explaining the difference.