Ascension

The video above discusses the passages for the Ascension and Pentecost. Click HERE for discussion/reflection questions to the above video.

Year B: The Gospel of Mark

Date of Authorship

Structure of Mark

Commentary on Mark

Mark was the first written gospel we possess. His hurried narrative should not fool us into a sense of shallowness. He might not have written in the most elegant Greek found in the New Testament. But he composed a tightly organized structure that conveyed his belief in "Jesus Christ, the Son of God."

Context

Son of Man, Son of God

The preamble to Mark's gospel referred to Jesus as the "Son of God." Yet, in the writing, Jesus called himself the "Son of Man." What is the significance of each title? What do they mean? What is the relationship between them?

Spirit within the Church

Catholic scholar Luke Timothy Johnson explored the presence of the Transcendent in the writings of the early Church.  In a short article on Christian spirituality, we delve into his thought on the Spirit and the Risen Christ.