Category Archives: Gospel of Mark

Mark reads Ezekiel 36-37

Some observations on Mark 5:21-43, inspired in part by a sermon delivered this morning at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church by the Rev. Dr. Brooks Graebner. This pericope is one of the famous “Markan sandwiches,” in which one narrative interrupts another … Continue reading

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Bearing the cross as solidarity

In Mk 8:34, Jesus tell his disciples, “τις θέλει ὀπίσω μου ἀκολουθεῖν ἀπαρνησάσθω ἑαυτὸν καὶ ἀράτω τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀκολουθείτω μοι.” In Discipleship, Bonhoeffer beautifully draws out the implications of this verse for believers’ imitation of Christ (though not more beautifully … Continue reading

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