The Power of a Parable – Carl Medearis

Carl Medearis recounts a time when he used the story of the Good Father from Luke 15 to respond to a trick question about Israel on live Hezbollah television. “Jesus does funny things with trick questions. He either never answers them, he asks a better question back, or he tells a story that doesn’t make any sense—we call those parables.” The effect of the parable on the TV crew is striking, probably very like that of its effect on Jesus’ Middle Eastern listeners.

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Carl Medearis

Carl Medearis is an international expert in the field of Arab-American and Muslim-Christian relations. He acts as a catalyst for a number of current movements in the Middle East to promote peace-making, as well as cultural, political and religious dialog leading toward reconciliation. More about Carl ›

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