Satan Entered Judas: The Great Betrayer, part 1

"So he appointed...Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him." Mark 3:16a, 19, NRSV Of all the characters in the Gospels, few stand out like Judas Iscariot. It isn't because he is as verbose as Peter can be nor is it because he stands out like James and John. Whereas most of the disciples fade into the background... Continue Reading →

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Musings on Mark: The First Witness to the Empty Tomb

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. Mark 16:5, NRSV The ending of Mark's Gospel is famous for what it doesn't have, namely appearances of the risen Jesus to his disciples. In fact, the Gospel ends with the words,... Continue Reading →

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