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When Jesus was preaching on the beach one day, such large crowds gathered that he got into a boat and used that as his pulpit. He then told them a parable about a farmer who sowed seed, some of which…
Part One   Undoubtedly one of the most famous stories ever told, this tale of a father’s unconditional and forgiving love has been told a million times in pulpits around the world. It is a story of grace and if…
Part Two   There is another character in this story—the elder son—who is often given scant attention in the telling of this tale, which is a pity because there are as many lessons to be learned from him as from…
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of the better known parables of Jesus, with hospitals, organizations and even laws named after the hero of this story.  The parable has been interpreted in various ways, with a popular one…
If we were to see our pastor (or priest or preacher) sitting in a pub with what appears to be a glass of whiskey and sharing a joke with a woman who looks like she might be a prostitute, what…
Picture this: You are at a prayer service and Jesus makes a surprise appearance. He says, “I see that you are interested in finding the kingdom of heaven. Listen: the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field,…