Jesus’ parablesĀ are not so much to be understood (like morality lessons) as to be lived with. They are like mental time bombs that tick, tick, tick and then explode with surprising (even disturbing) new insights about the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Roger Barkley explores how the parables of planting seeds and of mustard plants (Mark 4:26-34) reveal that the Kingdom of God is disruptive to our best-laid plans and a challenge to the existing order of things.