‎Tetelestai‎ (Contd)

“There’s a bit of a problem with your analogy.” He announced the moment I emerged from the kitchen with a half-empty bottle of water in hand.

In as much as I love getting questions when it comes to the faith I have in Jesus the Son of God, I know my friend is quite smart. He can pick an argument the size of an elephant apart with a pin. Going for the jugular of an argument is his thing. Quickly, I swallowed what I had in my mouth, and then I went to sit across from him. With my countenance … Read the rest


Of course, he’s no fool. He’s careful about what he eats and the places he goes. He researches the recommendations he gets before he adopts them with as much passion as he looks into the opportunities that opened up to him before he invests in them – thoroughly. He accepts that a lot is beyond him but he wouldn’t deny that he’s comfortable.

“Isn’t that the way life is?” he asked me. “You can readily afford some things. But you have to save up for others. And even if you’re the richest alive or that’s ever lived, you still wouldn’t … Read the rest

Parable of the Talents: Let’s Sort Out the Talents

One of the reasons this parable is popular is also the reason for the prevailing lack of understanding of what Jesus is saying in it. What we make talent to mean keeps us from seeing what the parable is actually showing us.

To us, a talent is something someone is especially good at doing. It’s a sort of natural or psychological endowment that sets one apart from others.

However, these meanings are wrong both in the historical sense of the word and the context of what Jesus is telling us in this parable. As a matter of course, it means … Read the rest