Mark’s Easter

The Gospel According to Mark is generally thought to be the oldest gospel. It’s the shortest gospel.  Also Mark is the source for a lot of what is in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. What’s interesting about Mark’s Easter story is, well, read it for yourself. When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and […]

Families

It is not uncommon these days for people to lament the demise of the family. People have been talking about the death of “traditional families” for as long as I can remember. Sociologist, economists, and pundits of various sorts all worry about this. Even Christians worry about this. It seems odd to me that Christians […]

Mark’s Easter

I’ve been reading through the Gospel According to Mark as part of my church’s Westminster Reads program. (We are reading through the New Testament in a year, it’s not too late to join us!) Reading Mark is like being a passenger in a race car, gathering speed, hurtling to the end of the story. Jesus and […]