Whenever I teach on Jesus’ parables, people ask whether they are intended to reveal his true message or conceal it? If I’m feeling in a sensible mood, I give a detailed answer. If I’m feeling more playful, I give this one… The question arises from the seemingly contradictory explanations in Matthew 13, Mark 4, and…
Over the course of this year I have taught a series of seminars on the gospels. And here they all are, in case you fancy wading through 15+ hours worth of mp3s!
Did Jesus tell parables in order to help people clearly understand his message, or in order to keep it hidden from them?
Why did Jesus speak in confusing little stories? And how can we interpret and apply the parables today? (mp3)