The Parables of Jesus
The Gospels highlight two facts about Jesus’s life and ministry: his amazing deeds of healing and restoration, and his teaching through parables. Though seemingly simple, these parables radically alter our understanding of reality. They reveal the kingdom, announce its advent, and paint a portrait of the Father whom Jesus loves and serves, drawing hearers into a new reality. We will examine the parables in Matthew and Luke in their Middle Eastern context and learn to hear Jesus’s voice in a new way.
Afternoon Preaching Master Class:
Ten students of The Parables of Jesus, a morning course, will have the additional opportunity to engage in this afternoon workshop. Each participant will preach a parable for the class, receiving comments from the group and individual coaching from Darrell Johnson, an internationally beloved and respected teacher. Sharpen your preaching skills and gain valuable feedback through this excellent opportunity. Workshop maximum enrollment: 10 credit students, no auditors.
Get a taste of Darrell's thinking below.
When registering for the course, please reference APPL 538.A for the morning course and APPL 538.B for the afternoon workshop.
The preaching workshop (APPL 538.B) has special registration deadlines and requires preparation before the start of the course. Students must register for the preaching workshop by Monday, May 30, 2016. The deadline for dropping the course with refund is 4:30 pm on June 20 (100% refund) or 4:30 pm on July 4 (75% refund). There is no refund of any tuition fees after the 75% refund deadline, but the course may be dropped up until 4:30 pm on July 8 (no refunds). The preaching workshop may be taken for 3 credits only, and includes the morning course (you do not need to register for them separately).
The morning class (APPL 538.A) may be taken for 1 or 2 credits or may be audited.
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