September 19, 2003
So the techie came over yesterday after work, and couldn't figure out what the heck was going on either. He installed an entirely new ethernet card, and it still didn't work. Then he spent half an hour on the phone with Comcast, much as I had the day before, poking around the computer, but no dice. So he took it back to the shop to see if it could do Internet there. Sigh. I think I'll go into Web withdrawal if I don't have a computer this weekend!
Meanwhile, the Mark thing has taken off way more than I expected. The mellifluous team of Lynn and Kynn both wrote posts on chapter 1, and Tom has some comments of his own.
Posted by Camassia at September 19, 2003 08:56 AM
It's very interesting reading Kynn's and Tom's comments back to back. I think a lot of the (to me very good) questions that Kynn raises are in an oblique sense answered by Tom's suggestion of the two questions Mark is supposed to answer: "Who is Jesus of Nazareth?" and "How am I to be Jesus' disciple?"
In other words, the opening section of Mark makes a lot more sense when you regard it as preaching to the choir. As an effort to convert, it doesn't work very well and raises more questions than it answers; as a bunch of bullet points for the converted, it works a lot better.
My outside-the-fold two cents, anyway.
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