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Parable

An Unforgettable Lesson About Holding Onto Negativity

OWN | Posted 04.18.2014 | OWN

Eckhart Tolle has shared many life lessons over the course of his longstanding career as a spiritual teacher and author, but a simple parable about tw...

A Religious Freedom Parable

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What follows is a modern-day parable. I think it's important to point that out up front, in order not to cause any undue offense. The scene: the near future, when Arizona (or any other state, for that matter) becomes a bastion of religious freedom by passing laws shielding businesses from penalty for discrimination on the basis of religious belief.

Blame Bill in Accounting: A Government Shutdown Parable

Brian Krewson | Posted 12.11.2013 | Comedy
Brian Krewson

Imagine the company you work for held a poll and asked everyone if they thought it would be a good idea to put a soda machine in the break room. Some said no, but the majority said yes. So, a week later, there's a soda machine. Now imagine that Bill in accounting voted against the soda machine.

'Arsonists' at Aurora: A Sizzling Dissection of the Perils of Apathy

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.16.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Fifty-five years later, at Berkeley's Aurora Theatre, The Arsonists has resurfaced as a sizzling triumph of theatricality, and a wake-up call to any who choose to be awakened. It carries a simple but profound warning: Ignore or appease destructive forces at your own peril.

The Parables: Understanding Jesus' Strange Good News

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

Jesus has his moments when he speaks plainly, but much of what the Gospels convey is a lot more elusive. That's what makes his teachings so evocative, and sometimes offensive, and sometimes restorative.

The Parable of the Unmerciful Bankers

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Wallis

It's estimated that the bonus pool of just one of these big banks would have been enough money to prevent or significantly delay foreclosure for all 2.3 million people who lost their homes last year.