Jonathan Collins received a BA in Bible and Theology at Multnomah University. After working overseas in Christian ministry and then serving for a year as a Pastor, Jon stepped into the marketplace to explore digital communication. Currently He co-hosts The Bible Project Podcast.
Jesus often used parables as a means of indirect communication to critique and dismantle his listener’s views of the world in order to show them the true nature of God’s Kingdom. In this episode, Tim and Jon talk about the role of the parables in persuading listeners through subversive critique.View full show notes from this episode →Additional ResourcesKlyne Snodgrass, Stories with Intent, 8-9.Robert Farrar Capon, Kingdom, Grace, Judgment in the Parables of Jesus, 5-7.Our video, How to Read the Bible: Ancient Jewish Meditation LiteratureShow MusicDefender Instrumental by TentsDiscover by C Y G NConiferous by KuplaShow produced by Dan GummelPowered and distributed by Simplecast
Many of Jesus’ parables sound oddly similar to the parables of the prophets. This isn’t coincidence. Jesus saw himself as fulfilling the role of a prophet to Israel’s leaders. In this episode, Tim and Jon discuss the parables as part of Jesus’ prophetic role to Israel.View full show notes and images from this episode →Additional ResourcesCraig L. Blomberg, Interpreting the Parables.N. T. Wright, Jesus and the Victory of God, 180-181.Show MusicThird Floor by GreyfloodConversation by Broke in SummerEducated Fool by GreyfloodBloom by Kyle McEvoy and Stan ForebeeProduced by Dan GummelPowered and distributed by Simplecast
In this interview with Dr. Carmen Imes, Tim and Jon discuss the command, “Do not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” What does this mean? Carmen discusses how many people miss the point of this commandment all about who we are and what we’re called to do.View full show notes and images from this episode →This month, we launched Classroom—free online graduate-level courses from BibleProject. Learn more and sign up for the beta at bibleproject.com/learnResources Carmen Imes, Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still MattersShow Music: Defender Instrumental by TentsHello from Portland by Beautiful EulogyLevity by Johnny GrimesTomorrow’s A New Day by SaintSetShow Produced by Dan Gummel. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
View full show notes and images from this episode → Resources N. T. Wright, Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters, 87-88.Our video on How to Read the Parables of JesusShow Music: Defender Instrumental by TentsWhen I Was A Boy by Tokyo Music WalkerOyasumi by Smith the MisterVelocities by Sleepy FishShow Produced by Dan Gummel. Learn more about BibleProject at bibleproject.com. Powered and distributed by Simplecast.
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Location
Portland, Oregon, USA
Episode Count
191
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
6 days, 23 hours