Persuasion in Mark

The recent essay I had to write for our New Testament 1 course has given me a lot of food for thought*, particularly with regard to the techniques employed by Mark in seeking to persuade us that Jesus is the 'Christ, the Son of God.' Have you ever thought that if you or I set… Continue reading Persuasion in Mark

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On Knowledge and Faith

“For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness”—He has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.” (2Cor 4:6 HCSB) There are lots of different ways of using the verb 'know'. It can be a slippery little word. If I say,… Continue reading On Knowledge and Faith