Dr. Kenneth Bailey on The Prodigal Son Parable

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The purpose of this website is an attempt to present some of the work of world renowned scholar Dr. Kenneth Bailey who lived and taught in the Middle East for over 40 years.

Increasingly, I love the format of the Internet where anyone, anywhere, anytime, can say anything they want; whereas, many church folks find it difficult to be open in church or otherwise. It is my belief that we experience God most closely when we reveal our hearts -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. For as I have found, this angry, stubborn man is only renewed by His grace.

In searching the bible for confirmation that it's Jesus' faithfulness that saves and not our own, I discovered in early 1500 Martin Luther changed scripture to focus on our faith as a vehicle for salvation, not Jesus' faithfulness. However beneficial those changes were for his time and place, today they create confusion for Christians and non-Christians alike. See more...

Martin Luther & The Prodigal Son

Tim Keller is a popular author who wrote Prodigal God. In his book his gives special credit to Dr. Ken Bailey for his insight. From my perspective, Keller makes enough changes to Bailey's research that the meaning is diluted. See more...

Prodigal God, Tim Keller