A translation where Jesus talks about why he teaches using metaphors and other symbolic tools, like stories, etc.
Is There Any Way that the Book of Mormon is “Historical”? A Mystical & Perennialist Perspective
Yes, actually, I think there is a Way. But it's perhaps not the Way that most people think, desire, or hope, but I suggest it is Divine.
The Mysticism of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”
Scrooge is a metaphor of the egoic mind, dismissing mystical experience as pathological.
The Mysticism of The Wizard of Oz: Our Journey Home
Have you ever considered that The Wizard of Oz is an excellent example of the Hero's Journey, of the monomyth, of the mystical experience of our journey back Home?
Did the Ancient Prophets write Literally or Metaphorically?
Some have argued, including myself, that the ancient prophets wrote symbolically, metaphorically, and not literally. But is that really the case?
Misreading Scripture as Literal History: Elephants in the Book of Mormon
Religious texts are most often not literal history. They are allegory, narrative, parable, metaphor, simile, symbol, poetry, story, visionary, and figurative. They are not relating precise word-for-word conversations of the past, nor are they detailing literal events that took place. Yes, the Bible talks about many people and places that may have really existed, and may even abstractly refer to events that really took place, but it is not a history book.
Is Christianity not Literally True?
I don't think so. But I think it is deeply, absolutely, universally Real. Let me explain.