Gambling on Grace – Brian Zahnd

Though Jesus never spoke the word “grace”, he embodies grace. And, as he came to fully reveal the Father, we, like the manager in Luke 16, can trust that he is a gracious God. The manager, like the son in the proceeding parable was “prodigal”—wasteful—and was fired because of it. He then preached the landlord’s graciousness to others, gambling everything on the idea that his boss would be gracious. This, Zahnd concludes is the heart of the parable, that “God will be to us as we preach him to the other.”

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Brian Zahnd

Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. He is also the author of several books, including Beauty Will Save the World and A Farewell To Mars. Brian is a passionate reader of theology and philosophy, an avid hiker and mountain climber, and an authority on all things Bob Dylan. His life was turned upside down when, right in the middle of a “successful” career in ministry, he began to sense a longing for Jesus that was free of cheap veneers, political propaganda, and useless motivational jargon. Since that time he has been launched into discovering and teaching what it means to follow Jesus with robust authenticity and depth in 21st century America. More about Brian ›

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