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What Would Jesus Say…Today?

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Kevin Sites is a freelance journalist who was embedded with American forces in Afghanistan for 12 years, and he published a book about his experiences called, Swimming With Warlords (HarperCollins Publishers, 2014).  On one particular occasion he was permitted to tag along with a unit of Army Rangers as they pursued an insurgent leader in a nearby village.  What Sites witnessed brought to my mind the parables of Jesus, and I imagine that the incident might be the kind of story Jesus would tell if he were to carry-on his ministry in modern America.  I have made some slight modifications to the story and created a context for the parable, but I have reproduced the account largely as it appears in the book. Read more