Jesus' parables represent some of the most intriguing, some of the most worked-over, and, unfortunately, sometimes the most misunderstood material in Holy Scripture. For all their apparent simplicity (blithely so-called “earthly stories with heavenly meaning”), the parables still elude, befuddle, and frustrate straightforward understanding.
In this short course, we will consider parables that we thought we’ve always understood along with those that have never really made sense. Prepare for Jesus to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.

Your professor for this course will be Dr. Garwood Anderson, who currently serves as President & Provost, as well as Professor of New Testament, at Nashotah House Seminary. Prior to this, Anderson was on the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary (Orlando, FL campus) from 2002-2007, and also taught as visiting professor at Bethel Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Reformed Theological Seminary, and the West African Theological Seminary in Lagos, Nigeria.

Dr. Anderson is a renowned author, regularly contributing articles and reviews to several publications, such as The Living Church, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and The Scottish Journal of Theology.

For over 178 years, Nashotah House has stood on the frontier as a mission forming leaders to serve the church and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We invite you to join the mission of the Mission and grow in your understanding of the Bible and theology.






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