Jesus in Three Hymns – Mark 8:28-37

Jesus asked, “Who do you say that I am?”  It’s a question of utmost importance, but also elusive.  We are trying to understand an historical person, reading ancient texts, translated from a different language, and sorting through sedimentary layers of previous generation of thought and belief.  I enjoy reading great biographers who seek to encapsulate … Continue reading Jesus in Three Hymns – Mark 8:28-37

Mark 1:40-45 – “Be Made Clean!”

Two weeks ago I joined the ranks of people succumbed to a bug going around.  I’m not sure why we call getting sick “a bug” but it did feel like an infestation.  My skin got hot and prickly, my muscles began to ache as if I had been working hard, wrestling with an attacker.  It … Continue reading Mark 1:40-45 – “Be Made Clean!”