The Parables of Jesus In our book Invitation to Biblical Interpretation, we define a parable as “a short narrative that demands a response from the hearer” (426). Parables are realistic in that they do not contain fanciful elements that would be found in myths or fairy tales, yet they are not true stories like historical narratives…. Read More
Part 3: Other Teachings of Jesus in the Gospels In this series of blogs, we are investigating Jesus’ teaching on the future. In Part 1 and Part 2, we looked at Jesus’ most important prophecy about the future in the Olivet Discourse. In this blog, we’ll begin to investigate other teachings of Jesus in the… Read More
Part 2: A Closer Look at the Olivet Discourse In this series of blogs, we are investigating Jesus’ teaching on the future. One of Jesus’ key prophecies is contained in a section of the Synoptic Gospels (Matthew 24–25, Mark 13, and Luke 21) known as the Olivet Discourse. In the previous blog, we looked at… Read More
Part 1: An Introduction to the Olivet Discourse Jesus and the Future: Understanding What He Taught About the End Times was written as a guide to walk you through Jesus’ teaching about the future in all four Gospels. The Gospels tell us that Jesus predicted the future. To some extent this was expected since he… Read More
About the Course Welcome to Holy Week. In this course, each day will include a video, Scripture reading, and reflection leading up to Easter Sunday. A concluding section will recap the week and give the learner time to consider other applications of Christ’s death and resurrection.