Interpretations and Questions in the Gospel of Mark

O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.

Ezekial 37:4

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The second Passion Prediction

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Discussion of the healing of the demon possessed boy and his believing father

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The Transfiguration

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The way of the Cross

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Peter rebukes Jesus after he predicts his death.

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Peter proclaims that Jesus is the Messiah

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Jesus heals a blind man in Bethsaida after touching him two times.

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Jesus feeds the 4000 and the disciples become more and more confused.

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Jesus, in the Decapolis, heals the deaf and mute man.

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Jesus battles wits with the Syro-Phoenician woman.
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Jesus teaches about the traits that mark a true follower.
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Jesus establishes his Kingdom.
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Jesus walks on the water.
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The feeding of the 5000.
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56pm CDT

A listener noticed some editing issues, so I fixed them and reposted this episode. Sorry if you were one of those who downloaded this episode twice. Tom
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The death of John the Baptizer
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:26am CDT

Jesus sends out the 12 disciples.
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Discussion on Jesus returning to Nazareth.
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Continued discussion on the healing of the bleeding woman and Jairus' daughter.
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Discussion on the raising of Jairus' daughter and the healing of the bleeding woman.
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Discussion on the exorcism of the Gerasene Demonia.
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Discussion on the calming of the storm in Mark 4.
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Discussion on the parables as political speech.
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Discussion on the parables of the seed growing quietly and the mustard seed.
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Continued discussion on the parable of the Sower, and the Lamp
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Discussion on the Parable of the the Four Soils and its interpretation.
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Discussion on the Parable of the Sower
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Discussion on parables and their place in Jesus' teaching.
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Continued discussion on the Parable of the Strongman, the unpardonable sin and the inclusive nature of the Kingdom of God.
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Discussion on Jesus' family in Mark and the Beelzebub controversy.
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This is meant as satire, let me know what you think.
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Discussion of Jesus' withdrawal to the Lake of Galilee and the calling of the twelve disciples.
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Discussion on the healing of the man with the withered hand and irony in the Gospel of Mark.
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Discussion on the textual problem of Abiathar the High Priest.
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Discussion on Jesus breaking the Sabbath and its importance in the first century.
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Discussion on fasting, righteousness and the new Kingdom of God.
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Discussion on the calling of Levi and "sinners"
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Discussion on the healing of the paralytic and the acceptance of "sinners" into the Kingdom of God.
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Continued discussion on the healing of the leperous man, the Messianic Secret, and the leper's disobedience.
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Dicussion on the third miracle in Mark, the healing of the Leper.
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Discussion on the healing of Peter's mother-in-law and Jesus' expanding view of the Kingdom of God
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Discussion on demon possession and the influence of Satan in today's world.
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Discussion on Jesus teaching and healing at the synagogue in Capernaum
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Discussion on the calling of Peter, Andrew, James and John, discipleship in Mark and the Sea of Galilee.
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Discussion on the beginning of Jesus' ministry, political and social meaning in the concept of Kingdom and the reign of God, and its ramifications in the Gospel of Mark.
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Since nearly everyone is using iTunes to download the show, I switched back to AAC encoding. It's half the size of an mp3 and has chapters and artwork to go with it. Thanks for listening; tell a friend about the show.
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Discussion on the Temptation of Christ, imagery from the OT, and Jesus as the new Israel.
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I switched to mp3 compression for the podcast with the last episode, but it is twice the size of the m4a file. This is disappointing because the file is larger and doesn't have chapters or slides with it. If this is important to subscribers, I will stay with mp3, otherwise I am seriously considering going back to AAC encoding. The only disadvantage is that people who do not have iTunes or an iPod, can not listen to the show.
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Discussion on John the Baptist's message, its influence on Jesus, and Jesus' baptism.
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Discussion on John the Baptist, Essene Theology and its influence, and the importance of the Elijah prophecy in the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark.
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Exposition on the first verse of Mark
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Dry Bones Dance Episode 0, the first "test" episode
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I signed up for my libsyn account today; but I have yet to actually record a podcast. The goal is to have something running smoothly by June 1. This is just a hopeful prompt for me to get this done.
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