Nathan Ashton: Why did Jesus Teach In Parables?

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I’m sure at some point in your life you’ve either asked (or have been asked) how Jesus’ teaching in parables relates to your work in film. Usually, it’s presented as either the example to follow, or only something that Jesus Himself could do effectively. But what did Jesus mean when He said He taught in parables so that people wouldn’t understand?

We sat down with Nathan Ashton at the Christian Worldview Film Festival, and he had some great insight into that question:


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Andrew Bartlett is one of the co-founders of Bartlett Productions, a small media company based out of northern North Dakota. He has a passion for serving Christ through the visual arts and has had the opportunity to work on a number of films as well as produce marketing materials for businesses and organizations. Andrew is also the Director of the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy, where aspiring filmmakers can learn the craft in a hands-on way.