Bible Study On Mark’s Gospel

Be ready for Mark in 2018! The gospels at Sunday Eucharist in 2018 are from Mark. Sister Joan’s short book provides simple tools for active reading. She puts the excerpts we hear on Sundays in the content of Jesus’ whole story. Ideal for Bible study, RCIA, small Christian communities, bible study groups, and preachers ofContinue reading “Bible Study On Mark’s Gospel”

The Cost of Discipleship: Mark 6.7-33

an excerpt from Mark’s Gospel: The Whole Story by Joan Mitchell, CSJ At this point in the story strand the narrative introduces another literary sandwich, another story within a story. The narrative delays the second sea crossing story and adds a literary sandwich focused on mission.  In the first slice of story Jesus sends hisContinue reading “The Cost of Discipleship: Mark 6.7-33”

Seeing Possibility

A guest post from Claire Bischoff After the fasting, prayer, and almsgiving of Lent and the joyous celebration of the Easter season, we return this Sunday to Ordinary Time. While our “regular” calendar is divided into twelve months beginning in January, the liturgical year is divided into liturgical seasons beginning with Advent. Each season hasContinue reading “Seeing Possibility”

“Unholy Spirits” and the Power of Prayer

January 27, 2012 by Claire Bischoff This week’s Gospel (Mark 1:21-28) describes Jesus commanding “an unholy spirit” to come out of a man. The people who observe this act wonder at the authority Jesus possesses, exclaiming that even the unholy spirits obey his word. Many people in the technological and scientific world of today mightContinue reading ““Unholy Spirits” and the Power of Prayer”