Date of Award


Document Type



Christian Studies

First Reader

Dr. Scott Duvall

Second Reader

Dr. Jeremy Greer

Third Reader

Professor Adam Wheat


One of the main teaching techniques of Jesus was his usage of stories, also known as parables. Although the power of his words never fades, the impact of the details of his stories inevitably gets lost when the stories are read in a different cultural context. This thesis provides a method that brings Jesus’s parables into a modern context. In being able to completely transform parables into a modern context, the message of the parables can reach wider audiences on a more personal level. The goal is to revive the heart of storytelling within the parables of Jesus and communicate the same truth centuries after they were originally shared.

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