the shrewd manager

Modern Parables

The Shrewd Manager is an ironic comedy about a dishonest farm manager who is fired and so must think quickly to figure out a way into his next job. Based on Luke 16:1-8. (Film Length - 17 minutes)

Modern Parables is an original film-based Bible study curriculum on Jesus’ parables.

Modern Parables seeks to re-create the emotional immediacy that Jesus’ 1st-century audience felt when hearing the parables. It does this by using some of the best parable scholarship and exploring it through creative filmmaking. The gut-level understanding made possible by the films is intended to drive listeners into a deeper understanding of the Bible.

Modern Parables accomplishes this by being:

1. Extremely Biblical – The films are not just loosely based on the parables, but very accurately follow the original text. The goal of the films is to re-create the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual impact of the original parables. It is the high integrity to the Word of God in all its parts that makes the study so effective.

2. Very Entertaining – All of the films have been produced with strong production values that are immediately apparent to an observer. Furthermore, each of the films has been based on the style of different directors from the past, so each film looks and feels very different from the rest. Because the films are entertaining and based on the Bible, everyone seems to enjoy the learning process.

3. Truly Relevant – By modernizing the parables, they become more accessible to a contemporary audience. People can immediately relate to what the films are saying.


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