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

[/et_pb_column] Radical Discipleship in Mark [/et_pb_section] Mark teaches his readers about discipleship in two ways. First way is by recounting Jesus’s general teaching on the subject. Including Mark’s choice of examples that illustrate discipleship for his...

The Worst Secret in Mark

The Worst Secret in Mark Mark 1:41-44aJesus, moved with compassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. And He strictly warned him and...

The Genre of the Gospels

The Genre of the Gospels The short answer: Gospels are written in genre of Roman biographies. A Few Academic Voice on the Issue Craig Keener: “Most Gospels scholars today view the Gospels as belonging to the genre of ancient biography. Both supporters and detractors...