Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Father's Day and a New Angle on the Prodigal Son

One of the most beloved stories that Jesus told has been called the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Many have identified with his need for mercy after his excursion into arrogance and stupidity.

By focusing on the prodigal son, however, we miss the central lesson of the parable. The central character in this story is not the son, but the father. Perhaps if we called it the Parable of the Incredible Father we’d find it easier to focus on the portrait Jesus painted of him.

He is like no father you have ever known and with Father’s Day approaching, it might be an appropriate time to reexamine this familiar story from an unfamiliar angle.

Click here to read the rest of this story.

Shakespeare Fest has hit: Play about Bear Bryant

"The 26 years since legendary Alabama coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant died have not dimmed his fame nor the urge for 'Bama fans to revel in his story.

Now a drama about the dirt poor Arkansas farm boy who became a college football icon is coming to the city where he showcased the Crimson Tide and recorded many of his 323 victories."

Click here, for more on how Bear Bryant is helping the Shakespeare Fest.