Modern Parables (Teacher's Guide)
Modern Parables is an original film-based Bible study curriculum on Jesus' parables. It uses short films of the parables combined with teaching by pastors and in-depth study materials to create an entirely new learning experience. Modern Parables seeks to re-create...
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Modern Parables is an original film-based Bible study curriculum on Jesus' parables. It uses short films of the parables combined with teaching by pastors and in-depth study materials to create an entirely new learning experience.Modern Parables seeks to re-create the emotional immediacy that Jesus' 1st-century audience felt when hearing the parables. It does this by using some of the best parable scholarship and exploring it through creative filmmaking. The gut-level understanding made possible by the films is intended to drive listeners into a deeper understanding of the Bible.
Modern Parables accomplishes this by being:
1. Extremely Biblical ? The films are not just loosely based on the parables, but very accurately follow the original text. The goal of the films is to re-create the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual impact of the original parables. It is the high integrity to the Word of God in all its parts that makes the study so effective.
2. Very Entertaining ? All of the films have been produced with strong production values that are immediately apparent to an observer. Furthermore, each of the films has been based on the style of different directors from the past, so each film looks and feels very different from the rest. Because the films are entertaining and based on the Bible, everyone seems to enjoy the learning process.
3. Truly Relevant ? By modernizing the parables, they become more accessible to a contemporary audience. People can immediately relate to what the films are saying as well as to what the pastors are teaching. The pastoral application videos show how the parables relate to our daily lives, as well as how we each fit into the broader scope of the Kingdom of God.
No matter what he is writing, Jonathan Rogers is motivated by the astonishing reality of God's transforming grace in the lives of human beings. He is passionate about seeing the truths of Scripture bear fruit in the lives of students - lives of integrity, purpose, and joy. That passion is reflected in his books, including"Words to Live By for Teens, What Really Counts for Students, " and his Wilderking Trilogy of adventure novels - "The Bark of the Bog Owl, The Secret of the Swamp King, " and "The Way of the Wilderking". Jonathan holds a PhD in English literature from Vanderbilt University. He