Mark Part II - The Gospel According to Mark

Date: 4/13/2008
Topic: Bible Mark
Price: FREE
In the last couple hundred years the Gospels have come under sustained attack. Their accuracy has been disputed and their reliability questioned. The so-called Quest for the Historical Jesus has endeavored to clear away the so-called Jesus of faith and uncover the Jesus of history. The folly of this quest is that it is purporting to do the very thing that the Gospel writers themselves set out to do - namely, to answer the question, "Who is Jesus?" All the Gospels are burdened to answer this question and to thrust upon their readers a moment of decision - what will you do with this Jesus? Far from revealing a conspiracy on the part of the apostles to distort the Jesus of history and creat a Jesus of faith, the Gospels reveal instead the difficulty even the apostles had recognizing who Jesus was and, even after they had figured it out, the way in which Jesus had to rework their understanding of his identity.
Stuart W. Bryan Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.