Thursday, January 8, 15, 22, 2015
7pm in the Fireside Room
The Gospel of Mark is the primary gospel text for our readings during worship this coming year. We hear the story in bits on Sundays, but it was written as a complete story, a narrative that when it is read as a whole gives each Sunday morning’s excerpt deeper meaning. One way to explore the wisdom of our sacred texts is through the lens of story— narrative theology. “Someone did something somewhere sometime time and God can be seen in it.”
Join us for three evenings to read Mark, the shortest and most intense of the gospels, and Master of Surprise by Donald H. Juel. (The book is 164 pages.) Juel is a readable, masterful, imaginative interpreter of the Gospel of Mark. Juel’s signature thesis is…in Jesus’ promise in 10:27: “With mortals it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” The book is available on Amazon and two or three copies will be in the office to borrow or purchase. Jackie Falk will facilitate the discussion. For questions, call her at the Peace office or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here you can download the version of the Gospel of Mark that we will use.