Jesus' parables are memorable for a reason. Discover their power for yourself.
Charles had been asking the Lord to use his journalism background and communication skills for the Kingdom when the phone rang in early 2000 and he was asked to become the fourth speaker on an 80-year-old Christian radio program based in Los Angeles called Haven Today.Learn More
I remember growing up singing the hymn “Count Your Blessings.” The chorus says, “Count your blessings, name them one by one;/ count your many blessings, see what God hath done” (Johnson Oatman, 1897). What I did not know when I was a child singing that chorus is that it describes a spiritual discipline that has been practiced by Jews and Christians throughout history: noting and recording the blessings the Lord ha…Keep Reading
You don’t need to know much of the Bible to have heard the story of the Prodigal Son. Like the Good Samaritan, this well-known parable has been retold so many times that most English speakers can identify the meaning of “prodigal” without necessarily knowing its historical context. Many of us can see ourselves as the returning son who has sinned and is immediately welcomed home by the father; others may see themselves as the jealous…Keep Reading