Parables of Faith
The gospels of the New Testament are
faith stories about the life of Jesus, but they are inspired by the ministry of
Paul and the witness of other Greek-speaking Christians. Each gospel is a
commentary on Jewish scripture and God, as understood by a Christian community in the
Every story told in the New Testament represents the faith of a church and
not merely the events of the past. Telling a story of Jesus is a way of living
faithfully. This is not history or biography. This is preaching and
The stories offered here also view life and scripture through the lens of faith.
A Story of God in Three Scriptures
A story of God derived from the Jewish Tanakh, the Christian Bible, and the
Muslim Qur'an. An introduction suggests why adults might want to share
this story with children.
A novel set in contemporary Pakistan where the law
against blasphemy is often used to persecute Christians.
Magdalene's Gospel: A Love Story
A novel in which two stories of faith are interwoven.
The first involves Mary of Magdala in 35-45 CE leading a ministry of
sheltering battered women and orphaned children. The second involves a
woman campus minister who in 2012 travels to Israel with her husband and
their children, as well as several students, to take part in an
archeological dig at Magdala.