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PART 1 Prodigal Son Parable - Dr. Ken Bailey

Kenneth E BaileyDr. Kenneth Bailey was a remarkable Christian teacher,

scholar, and writer who spent over 40 years in the Middle East growing up, then later teaching. This teaching serves as an overview of his book, Jacob and the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel's Story. This is part 1. 

He relies on his research in the Middle East, including reading various translations of the New Testament from Middle Eastern Christian scholars. 

  • The Good Shepherd. InterVarsity Press, 2014. ISBN 978-0-8308-4063-2.
  • Paul Through Mediterranean Eyes. InterVarsity Press, 2011. ISBN 978-0-8308-3934-6.
  • Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes. InterVarsity Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8308-2568-4.
  • Open Hearts in Bethlehem (A Christmas Musical) 2005.
  • God Is … Dialogues on the Nature of God. FFM, 2005.
  • The Cross and the Prodigal, InterVarsity, 2005. ISBN 978-0-8308-3281-1.
  • Jacob and the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel’s Story, InterVarsity, 2003.
  • Finding the Lost: Cultural Keys to Luke 15, Concordia, 1992. ISBN 0-570-04563-0.
  • Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes, Eerdmans, 1980.

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

  • Jesus be the centre

    Center is a song that speaks of the essence of our life in Christ, and echoes the words the Christ Read More
  • I Lift My Hands

    A powerful hymn of adoration and praise Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir. This succinctly captures the joy of knowing our savior. Read More
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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Dallas Willard: An interview with John Ortberg on Understanding +

    Ortberg interviewed Willard toward the end of Willard's life about Understanding, Read More
  • Dallas Willard on C.S. Lewis +

    Willard discusses the  impact of Lewis on Christian thinking Read More
  • Dallas Willard: the genius of Jesus +

    Dallas Willard discusses the way that Jesus brings us to the Father, Read More
  • February 26 Devotional: Henri Nouwen, Ash Wednesday +

    When I speak, let it be of blessing and gratitude; Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Enigma of King Saul +

    Why did God choose Saul as the first king of Israel? Read More
  • All Things Working To the Glory of God: Stephen’s Martyrdom +

    God works in mysterious ways– Read More
  • God's Love For Us +

    The well of love God has for us is deeper than our imaginations can grasp-- Read More
  • Truth versus Deceit +

    As stated countless times throughout the Bible, God is pure–God is truth. Read More
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