Wes McAdams and today’s guest, Luke Dockery, discuss the meaning of Jesus’ parable of the shrewd, dishonest, or unjust manager from Luke 16:1-13. What does Jesus mean by commending a dishonest or shrewd man? What does Jesus mean when he says, “Make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth” (Luke 16:9)? Is Jesus being ironic or is Jesus teaching us how we should use money? Wes and Luke discuss both possibilities. Special thanks to John Shipley, one of our listeners, who submitted this question for discussion.
Today’s guest, Luke Dockery, is the Youth in Family Minister for the Cloverdale Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas. Some of the resources mentioned in this episode:
- Luke Dockery’s blog, LukeDockery.com
- Can We Read the Unjust Steward in Luke 16 with Irony?
- The Bible Project Podcast
- The Bible Study Podcast’s Kingdom Parables Series
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