October 12, 2004
The Bible study that wouldn't die
I'd almost thought Kynn Bartlett had abandoned The Village Gate, but this weekend he not only returned but blogged Mark...
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June 30, 2004
Be not afraid
As promised, I ordered John Howard Yoder's The Politics of Jesus from the library, and will start reading (and blogging)...
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April 09, 2004
Mark 9
There are several classic stories packed into this chapter. First we have the Transfiguration, where Peter, James and John see...
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April 02, 2004
Fun with numerology
Tom answered my request for what meaning scholars have derived from all the numbers in Mark 8: "By the five...
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April 01, 2004
Mark 8a
I noticed in GG's post on the middle part of Mark 8, commenter Pat remarks on a healing story in...
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March 31, 2004
Mark 8
We begin with another loaves-and-fishes story. It's similar to the one in Mark 6, but this time Jesus provides a...
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March 30, 2004
Mark 7
This is a very vexing chapter, if you're trying to figure the relationship between Jesus and the God of the...
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January 30, 2004
Our precious bodily fluids
So I finally got my computer back, and after getting the right hardware, calling the right people and intoning the...
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Our precious bodily fluids
So I finally got my computer back, and after getting the right hardware, calling the right people and intoning the...
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December 31, 2003
Blood and soil
I haven't been commenting a lot on other people's Mark posts, but Kynn's take on Mark 5 provoked a number...
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December 08, 2003
Another question for people who know more than me
Dash is up to Leviticus 16, which describes the story of the scapegoat. She says: Aaron has to take two...
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November 18, 2003
Mark 6
Jesus and co. return to Nazareth, where the locals are amazed and hostile about his strange behavior. This guy is...
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November 11, 2003
Mark 5
This chapter begins with a very wild tale. Jesus and his crew finish crossing the Gallilee and come to the...
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October 30, 2003
The secret sharer
I got several interesting responses to my questions on the secrecy in Mark. The post itself has sort of wandered...
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October 24, 2003
Mark 4
This chapter consists mostly of discussions about seeds. Metaphorical seeds, of course. Jesus preaches to a crowd a cryptic parable...
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October 18, 2003
Tom, as I had hoped, clarified Catholic thinking on the unforgivable sin I mentioned the other day in Mark 3....
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October 16, 2003
Mark 3
We have another collection of little episodes, which largely advance previously introduced themes. A man with a withered hand shows...
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September 23, 2003
Mark 2
We begin with another healing story. In his post about Mark 1, Kynn wrote that he doubts Jesus actually faith-healed...
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A fourth Marcan!
We got another blogger joining the Gospel of Mark study: Mr. J. Puma at fantastic planet. He's a Gnostic, of...
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September 19, 2003
Computer update
So the techie came over yesterday after work, and couldn't figure out what the heck was going on either. He...
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September 17, 2003
The sublime and the ridiculous
The Bible I'm reading for the Mark blogging is the HarperCollins Study Bible, which I picked up on Telford's recommendation...
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September 15, 2003
Mark 1
Mark is one of the three Synoptic Gospels, along with Matthew and Luke, and some scholars believe the latter two...
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September 13, 2003
On your Mark...
Rob was not happy that I bailed on the women's ordination argument, because he likes hearing me think aloud. I...
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