Weeds or Wheat?

As I have begun to read parables and read about parables, I have a couple observations.  First, that Jesus guy was one smart dude.  He made the stories simple enough to be understood by children and profound enough that they’ve been studied for centuries. Second, my understanding of parables is more at the children end…

Moving Beyond Story to Parable

Parsonage Parables began as a way to connect with my siblings of my recollections about growing up in a pastor’s family. I would send some stories to my family and then began posting a few writings on Facebook.  A couple people encouraged me to begin this blog. My original idea was to post every week…

The Story that Almost Wasn’t

I had the opportunity to attend a lecture at Meharry Medical College.  Meharry is one of the nation’s oldest and largest historically black academic health science centers dedicated to educating physicians, dentists, researchers, and health policy experts. The President James E.K. Hildreth is relatively new to the college and was the speaker for the lecture…

Enjoy a Story, Share a Story

What happens when a child or grandchild does something funny? What happens when a spouse or coworker does something stupid?  What happens when you have terrible travel connections?  We tell a story! We are “hard-wired” for story.  It’s how we make sense of the world, it’s how we explain and understand, and it’s how we…