Nearly one-third of Jesus’s teachings are in the form of parables. They are stories he tells to wake up his audience, challenge their assumptions, push them to think differently, and ultimately communicate the message of his movement. But if we don’t understand the nature of parables or how Jesus leveraged them, we will miss their intended purpose – and by association, we’ll miss what Jesus was doing. And we don’t want that to happen. Hence, this episode.
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