Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Not the Way I Heard It?

Jesus was the master storyteller. He used parables to capture the attention and imagination of his audience. If Jesus were here sharing those parables today he might update them to capture the attention and imagination of our current culture. And that's what actor / storyteller extraordinaire Chuck Neighbors will be doing in Toledo First Church on Saturday May 19 @ 11am.

You will hear The Parable of the Talents set in a psychiatrist’s office from a patient who is struggling with life after losing his job. The Parable of the Prodigal Son from the “other son’s” point of view as he communicates his feelings toward his wayward brother. The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard from a disgruntled employee trying to come to terms with the boss’s apparent favoritism. The Parable Good Samaritan from the victim’s perspective, as he discovers what it means to “love your neighbor as yourself.” The Parable of the Sower and the Seeds from a grandfather sharing the sorrow and joys of the differing paths his children have chosen. In the same way the original parables encouraged the faith of listeners over 2000 years ago—this retelling will encourage your faith as well! Plan now to invite a friend and bring them to Friendship Sabbath @ Toledo First.

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