Gospel of Mark Week: 9-The synagogue

MARK 1:21, 22 I read this and realized that I have a tendency to think of the synagogue as just the local version of a church with the Temple being the big “headquarters” in Jerusalem. Not so at all as William Barclay points out. There are certain basic differences between the synagogue and the church [Read More...]

1st Corinthians and the LCWR: Mourning and a Wake Up Call to Repentance

This isn’t the usual stuff on my “bookshelf” but I’m including it because it shows how fruitful and possibly dangerous Bible study can be. If you’re not careful you will begin applying it to your own life. And to your relationship with others … and God. Hey, you might even become closer to the person [Read More...]

Gospel of Mark Week: 8-Jesus’ assault on the powers of darkness

MARK 1:21-28 I knew all these facts, of course, but until reading this concise summary of Jesus’ announcement of the kingdom and his attack on evil, it never all came together being shown a planned progression (so to speak). Once I was shown, it was so obvious. So it is not Mark that is simple, [Read More...]


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