Fr. Josiah Trenham
The Master Teacher, Jesus Christ our Lord, employed a wide variety of pedagogical styles in order to educate His disciples. Chiefly in His instructional repertoire was the telling of parables. In this five-lecture series Father Josiah Trenham expounds the eight parables found in Chapter 13 of St. Matthew’s Gospel, otherwise known as Jesus’ Parabolic Discourse, and reveals the mysteries of God’s Kingdom in the human heart. We have some 40 different parables recorded in the Holy Gospels. Jesus used these parables both to confound insincere and shallow disciples, and to deeply reveal the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven to His faithful and authentic followers.
Lecture 1: The Parable of the Sower
Lecture 2: The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares
Lecture 3: The Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Yeast
Lecture 4: The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl of Great Price
Lecture 5: The Parables of the Dragnet and the Householder-Scribe
FATHER JOSIAH TRENHAM is a native Southern Californian. He was ordained to the Holy Priesthood in 1993, and was awarded the Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Durham, England, in 2004. He has served as pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Ca. since 1998. Father Josiah was married in 1988, and has ten children.