Gospel of Mark – Common Mission & Message (6:6b-30)

Mark is certainly a delicious book with all of the sandwiches he leaves throughout the narrative. We have another sandwich in Mark 6. Crust – Jesus Sends out the Twelve (6:6b-13) Meat – John the Baptist Beheaded (6:14-29) Crust – The Twelve Return (6:30-30) The inner part always illuminates the outer part. What does that […]

Maybe Simon Peter Needs to be Given a Little More Slack

We often view Peter as the bold and brash one who went around sticking his foot in his mouth. Sure he cut off Malchus’ ear, walked out on the water with Jesus but began to sink, and offered to build booths for Jesus, Moses and Elijah on the mount of transfiguration. I wonder if he […]