As he washes Peter’s feet, Jesus is thinking about Judas.
Living by the Word
Palm Sunday makes me cringe.
Did Easter even come last year? Will it ever come again?
In ancient Israel, priests were the gates through which God poured mercy.
I have a complicated relationship with John 3:16.
As Jesus overturns the tables, I imagine John in the corner, watching and taking it all down.
Peter has guts. He reproaches the very one he identifies as anointed.
Jesus is attended to by angels—and wild beasts.
The distinctions between how we love God, neighbor, and self are not terribly thick.
Peter wants to capture that mountaintop experience forever.
Mark's Gospel provides tantalizing hints about Peter’s unnamed mother-in-law.
What does it mean to teach “with authority”?
Jesus’ ministry shows that preaching has consequences. We should preach anyway.
The “Son of Humanity,” the “true Israelite,” and the broken places in our communities
Readers of Mark’s Gospel know that a divine fragmentation could happen at any time.