Reading Mark (Reading the Gospels, Part Two)

Of the three gospels that look most like siblings (John looks more like a cousin), Mark is the one that gets the least attention. This is somewhat understandable, because Mark doesn’t include the Christmas story (see the first two chapters of Matthew and Luke for...

Reading the Gospels, Part One: General Guidance

One of the places where our intentions to read the Bible from cover to cover often meet a big challenge is at the beginning of the New Testament. No, I’m not referring to the genealogy that begins the Gospel of Matthew, though many have seen that as a...