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Rethinking Jesus' Parables

Rethinking Jesus' Parables

Episode 43 • Featuring Scott Churnock

Jesus frequently taught in a way that provoked questions. This is one of the reasons his parables are sometimes difficult to understand since they were actually meant to be confusing and disorienting. On this episode, Shane discusses the purpose of Jesus’ parables with his former pastor, Scott Churnock, and together they walk through the significance of the stories found in Luke 15, including The Lost Coin, The Lost Sheep, and The Lost Sons.


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Dead Men Can’t Dance, Scott Churnock
The Parable of Old & New Treasures, Shane Rosenthal
The Parable of The Rich Man & Lazarus, Shane Rosenthal
The Parable of The Good Samaritan, D.A. Carson
Introduction to the Parables, Craig Blomberg

Related Resources
Lost & Found: The Parables of Luke 15, Scott Churnock (audio)
The Surprising Genius of Jesus, Peter J. Williams (book)
The Prodigal God, Tim Keller (book)
The Cross & The Prodigal, Kenneth Bailey (book)
The Explosive Power of Jesus’ Parables, Albert Mohler Jr. (book)
The Parables of Jesus, David Wenham (book)
The Purpose of the Parables, D.A. Carson (video)
The Parables of Jesus, R.C. Sproul (video series)
What Do Jesus’ Parables Mean?, R.C. Sproul (booklet)

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Shane Rosenthal was raised in a Jewish home but became an atheist at a very early age. Some years later, however, he ended up losing faith in atheism and converted to Christianity. On this podcast, he talks with people from a wide variety of worldviews and perspectives in order to explore the beliefs and ideas that shape our lives.