Posts Tagged "parables"


The Gospel of Mad Magazine


Posted By on Aug 13, 2019

Mad Magazine is ceasing its publication of the print edition. This is going to be a huge loss. Mad Magazine used parody, caricature, and satire to lampoon the ridiculous elements of our age. This was the role of parables in Jesus’s age. We have been taught to read parables poorly. They have been neutered, sanitized, and de-fanged. Many of us were taught to read parables as: Aesop’s Fables Proverbs Allegory Parables are...

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Here is a short encouragement that I shared with a seminary class recently. Be brave. Be bold. Be daring. … it probably won’t work anyway. The systems is so powerful and so dominating that it can absorb, adapt to, and even appropriate any protest or critique. Parables, by the way, are not earthly stories with heavenly meanings. Parables are earthy stories with heavy meaning. Parables come in underneath your radar when your...

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Sunday School G is for Genre

Sunday School G is for Genre


Posted By on Nov 1, 2017

http://vermonthillsumc.org/podcast-player/1026/sunday-school-g-is-for-genre.mp3Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:50:40 | Recorded on October 29, 2017Subscribe: iTunesGenre matters when you are reading the newspaper, the Kindle, or the Bible. Genre might be the most important this about the Bible that most people don’t know. The power of parables is also central to this lesson. Read the notes here: G is for Genre...

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