The Gospel of Mark: Twelve Weeks with a Master of Surprise - Two commandments, scribes and widows, keep awake!

Sunday, June 26, 2022
10:00 am - 10:45 am | Parish House, 5th Floor, and via Zoom
The Gospel of Mark: Twelve Weeks with a Master of Surprise - Two commandments, scribes and widows, keep awake!

The Rev’d Katherine Grieb, Ph.D. teaches a course on the Gospel of Mark, the earliest Christian Gospel, 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!