Jesus never addressed the topic of atheism. That fact is hardly surprising since there weren’t any atheists in the ancient Greco-Roman world, and certainly not in the region of Judea and Palestine in which Jesus lived his life.
Nonetheless, Jesus’ subversive teaching, so beautifully captured in the Parable of the Good Samaritan, has much to say to the church today and how we think of atheism. In the introduction to Is the Atheist My Neighbor? I offer a retelling of the parable as we discover that the teaching of Jesus remains as revolutionary as ever. In this audio version of the parable I’ve added some ambient music and a fake British accent in a modest homage to the various Bible recordings that I’ve heard through the years.