Towards a Definition of Repentance

Towards a Definition of Repentance Today definitions are assumed rather than investigated. Yet we live and “define” our lives by them. A definition in need of investigation is repentance.  A good way to get at defining such important and common terms is by...

Mark the Man: Biographical construction

Mark the Man: Biographical construction The story of John Mark scattered through a handful of verses in the New Testament is actually a beautiful picture of failure and restoration. In this brief biographical sketch I outline his story using five pictures, drawn from...

Marks supposed errors in geography

Marks supposed errors in geography In Academic discussion about the gospel of Mark much ink is spilt over Mark’s supposed geographical ignorance. While many scarf a case can be made for the reliability of mark and explanation given mark’s geographic descriptions....

Radical Discipleship in Mark (Part 2)

Radical Discipleship in Mark (Part 2) Jesus’ Approach to Discipleship The theme of discipleship is all over Mark. Mark teaches his readers about discipleship in three ways. 1.) recounting Jesus’s teaching on the subject, 2.) narrating different accounts in which Jesus...