The Gospel of Mark: Twelve Weeks with a Master of Surprise

Saint Mark the Lion depicted in the south case wood carvings of the Miller-Scott Organ

The Rev’d Katherine Grieb, Ph.D.

This coming Sunday, May 1, our Theology Classes are resuming after a three week hiatus through Holy Week, Easter Sunday, and the second Sunday of Easter. These classes will take place in person on the fifth floor of the Parish House, with an option to participate via Zoom

We are so very happy to welcome back this year’s Good Friday preacher, the Rev’d Katherine Grieb, Ph.D., who will be our teacher for a multi-week course on the Gospel of Mark, the earliest Christian Gospel, beginning this coming Sunday and continuing through Sunday, July 17.

Dr. Grieb tells us:

This gospel was written about the time of the Jewish War and the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem about 70 AD. Mark’s Gospel is fast-paced and exciting. Look for shouting demons, angry religious authorities, a voice from heaven, and fearful disciples, as we journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Reading the story in the order it was written reveals a carefully structured and dramatic theological portrait of Jesus Christ. Understanding Mark’s Gospel helps us to understand all four canonical Gospels more clearly, since the others build on Mark’s work.

There is no assigned homework for this course, no final exam, and no expectation that you need to attend every class. We will read the Gospel in English: Greek words will be few and far between and explained. A course syllabus will be provided, showing the material to be covered each week. Bring your Bible and your questions and if you get a chance, read the entire Gospel before the class or sometime early in the twelve weeks to get an overview. All are welcome!

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