Marilyn McEntyre is the author of several books on language and faith, including When Poets Pray and Speaking Peace in a Climate of Conflict. Her latest book is Where the Eye Alights: Phrases for the Forty Days of Lent (Eerdmans).
I like Mark’s frequent mention of how people felt. In this week’s text, Herod is greatly perplexed about John the Baptist.
reviewed by Marilyn McEntyre July 2, 2013
I love Don Juel’s description of Jesus as a “master of surprise.” The ways Jesus reveals himself to his followers in the post-resurrection stories testify to his delight in surprising those who love him, and whom he loves. Jesus’ moments of self-revelation are not only world-shaking but intimate, relational, invitational and even clever.