Category Archives: Transformative Stories: Jesus’ Parables in Luke

A Word about Shrewdness?

Jesus’ parables can be difficult to understand for many different reasons. Some are challenging because of their cultural distance from our late modern world (for example, the parable of the ten virgins). Others deal with difficult topics, like money or … Continue reading

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A Word about Living Again

The story of the prodigal son—and his older brother—tells us of two ways that we can be dead while still living. And it points away to the One who was dead but is alive again, whom we celebrate on this … Continue reading

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A Word about the King

I distinctly remember the first time I heard this passage explained in a way that left me angry. It was the summer of 1994 and I was a student at Cornell, taking class on political theory. My professor was a … Continue reading

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A Word about Fruitfulness

The age in which we live is obsessed with data. Statisticians have created elegant formulae to analyze everything from the economy to sports. So it is only natural for believers to carry that same thinking into the church. Are there … Continue reading

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A Word about Expectations

A report in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal predicted that the rise of artificial intelligence will likely disturb job markets quite extensively in the very near future. And it’s not just blue collar work, like factory jobs or drivers, that will … Continue reading

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