Archives for : June2015

Episode 67 – Mark 2:18-3:21

Continuing on with our study of Mark, Pastor and I were amused at how fast the ante is upped. Jesus keeps doing good, teaching and making awesome theological points, but it’s enough to ruffle feathers and get sworn enemies to form alliances in order to take him down.

In the Inquisition, we talked about the shaky, “used car salesman”, things Christians sometimes say, and what to do with a brother (or sister) who sins grievously – against you or even simply themselves.

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Episode 66 – Mark 1:29-2:17

We’re back into Mark, and boy, things are heating up fast for the ministry of Jesus. He’s heal-i-nating the countryside, making friends and influencing people – but’s it’s not all tulips and rosebuds. For every person he helps, the troubles of Christ are multiplied – whether it’s a leper who lets slip what Jesus did for him, leading to even bigger crowds for the Lord to contend with, or the paralytic whose sins are forgiven, much to the consternation of the pharisees. Even a simple dinner party isn’t safe from trouble.

In the Inquisition, we talked about how persecution shaped and formed the early Church, and what it means when someone says they want to contemporize worship to appeal to a broad cultural audience.

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Episode 65 – Mark 1:1-28

The band is back together!

In our first recorded episode in almost a year, Pastor and I jumped into the Gospel according to Mark. Right off the bat, we learned how Mark is a Gospel written for the oppressed gentile Christians population of Rome – and where Mark gets his facts! (Peter and Paul)

Mark himself is a wonderful author, as we shall see as we study this book. One of the first things you notice is how he controls the flow of the narrative, moving from major event to major event, highlighting the violence and tribulation of Jesus’ ministry. One can easily see how the early Christians would have taken comfort in this book as they underwent their own harsh journey of faith.

In the Inquisition, we talked about the recent transgender Jenner situation, and discuss “Dumb Things Christians Say” – or something like that.

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