Category Archives: Reflections on the Gospel of Mark

May Mark Madness!

by Katie McGrann, Children’s Minister On Sunday, May 22, we celebrated our year of studying the Gospel of Mark with “May Mark Madness.” Parishioners of all ages comprised four teams who worked together to sort out a Bible verse, assemble … Continue reading

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When a child gives us a glimpse into holiness

by Howard Wells (Mark 10:13-16) Perhaps it is simply the time of year.  A child is about to change the world.  Many of us have heartfelt memories of a special moment when a child gives us a glimpse into holiness.  … Continue reading

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The Superpower of a Mother’s Spit

by Katy McGrann (Mark 8:22-26) I have a confession: the Gospel of Mark disconcerts me. It is so fast-paced, its language so concise, that I sometimes do a mental double take … Jesus went to this place or that, performed … Continue reading

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For Such a Reply: A Woman’s Encounter with Jesus

by Belinda Brugh Harris (Mark 7:24-30) “For such a reply,” Jesus said to the Syrophoenician woman, “you may go; the demon has left your daughter.” (Mark 7:29) “For such a reply” resonates differently from “Take heart daughter. Your faith has … Continue reading

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We get to carry each other

by Karen Salter (Mark 2:1-12) The day I graduated from law school my father told me that this opportunity to be of service to another was one of the greatest life offered.  He also said that what would matter most … Continue reading

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Who are my mother and my brothers?

by Barbara Ambrose (Mark 3:31-35). Last Sunday John and I attended a reunion of members of my late mother’s extended family.  I have vague childhood memories of a handful of maternal relatives, but with few exceptions I was meeting most … Continue reading

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Sons of Thunder and Daughter of the Whine

By Marty Watkin (Mark chapter 3, verses 13-19 Jesus appoints the 12 apostles) This week in Mark, I’ve been concentrating on the verses where Jesus dubs 12 people his intimates, those with whom he’ll spend the most time in the … Continue reading

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