Tag Archives: Darrell Johnson
The Surprise in the Story
“What’s the surprise in the story?” That’s the question I’ve learned to ask when I read the parables of Jesus. Darrell Johnson, who taught preaching when I was a student at Regent College, explained that “parable” means something thrown alongside … Continue reading
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What’s a Bucket to Do?
I keep thinking of myself as that leaky bucket. I marvel at the fact that I don’t need to put myself into God’s ocean of love; I’m already there. The first illusion, which I talked about last week, is that … Continue reading