Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

This depiction of Mark, the author of the Gospel bearing his name, comes from an Ethiopian manuscript dated to 390 - 570 AD, making it the oldest surviving Ethiopian manuscript of any kind, Christian or otherwise.  It is housed in the Ethiopian Abba Garima Monastery.  Abba Garima is said to have arrived in Ethiopian in 494 AD, one of nine Syrian Christians who evangelized parts of rural Ethiopia during the Kingdom of Axum.  There are three surviving manuscripts in all.  They come from Ethiopia's ancient Christian civilization.  Photo credit:  Unknown | Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.


bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: mark

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the Gospel of Mark.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Messages on the Gospel of Mark

Mark 5:1 - 20  Jesus Heals Our Fragmented Identity

Notes and Essays on the Gospel of Mark

The Art of Biblical Narrative: Mark's Gospel

A Problematic Use of Mark's Gospel 

Whose Family? Which Union? Reflections on Scripture, Human Sexuality and God's Purposes (examines Mt.19:3 - 12/Mk.10:1 - 12)

Jesus, Jairus, and Jairus' Daughter (Harvard Ichthus blog, Mk.5:21 - 43) 

King of Kings (Harvard Ichthus blog, Mk.6:14 - 29)  

The Source of Each Person's Corruption (Harvard Ichthus blog, Mk.7:1 - 23)

Jesus on Marriage and Human Nature (Harvard Ichthus blog, Mk.10:1 - 12)

bible studies and messages from the anastasis center