Modern day parables are a fantastic way to relate to others about your faith. What exactly are parables?
The teachings of Jesus are crammed full of parables. In fact, if Jesus was teaching, there is a very good chance that he was probably telling a parable. Why did Jesus teach almost exclusively in parable form? Because they can reach into the heart of someone and touch them in a way that other teaching methods cannot.
Looking for a good book of parables?
Check out my personal favorite book by searching for "Modern Day Parables" by Luke Arthur. It's got some really good parables in a more modern setting, not to mention they're pretty funny.
Let's think about it for a second. How would you like to learn if someone was teaching you? Would you like a stuffy old teacher that reads straight out of the text book? Or would you rather have a cool, fresh, teacher that relates to you on a personal level?
Hmm...that's a tough one. Go ahead...I'll give you a minute to consider the possibilities.
Obviously the second choice is the most appealing one for 99.99% of the people in the world. Therefore, learning by parables should be your educational method of choice.
Being the all-knowing, all-powerful being that he was, Jesus knew this fact. Considering the only perfect person to ever walk the earth used this method of teaching, it's probably a safe bet to assume that parables are a good thing.
Now that we've established that parables are effective, what does that mean to you?
In this section of The Modern Christian, we're going to explore different parables of the Bible as well as modern day parables. We're going to dissect them, enjoy them, and share a few laughs in the process. If you like reading straight from the book of Numbers, then this probably isn't the best section of the website for you. In fact, you might want to just hit the "back" button now and save yourself some time.
However, if you like entertaining stories that teach you profound Biblical truths, then stay right where you are.
The Prodigal Son Video
The Treasure in the Field
The Barren Fig Tree
The Parable of the Workers