Tag Archives: Gospel of Mark

The Parable of the Mesquite Tree

I know that many people remember times growing up when they would walk through the grass without shoes, feeling the thin blades tickle their toes; that was not my experience growing up. On one hand the grass in south Texas … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of the Jesus and the World He Lived in Part 5

Mark’s Portrait of the Jesus and the World He Lived in Part 5: Structure and Reading in Light of the Cross This final entry on these windows into how Mark presents Jesus and his world to us deals with two … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and The World He Lived in Part 4

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and The World He Lived in Part 4: A Scripture Shaped World When I originally did my presentation on the Gospel of Mark and the way that it interacts with the world in which Jesus lived … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 3

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 3 Second Temple Judaism: Pharisees, Sadducees and Zealots, oh my The time of Jesus’ ministry takes place within a time scholars call Second Temple Judaism. Second Temple Judaism is … Continue reading

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Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In: Part 1

Mark’s Portrait of Jesus and the World He Lived In   This is originally a class I did with my congregation in February and March of 2015, where I looked at several different ways to approach Mark’s gospel and the … Continue reading

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