Two Thousand Pigs Under the Sea

When Jesus and his disciples set foot on the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee following a fierce storm, we expect for them a reprieve. Surely they were exhausted and frightened. Indeed, Mark 4:41 says as much. Perhaps now they can catch their breath, get some rest, and have some margin. But that was READ MORE

“To the Other Side”

One of the most vivid stories in the histories of Jesus is when he and his disciples find their boat tossed to and fro upon the stormy waters Galilee’s sea. Consider their experience as recorded by Mark in the history that bears his name: On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, READ MORE

Values for the Disciple

Mark 7:31-37 offers a striking moment in which to grapple with some important values for every disciple of Jesus. To begin with, consider the story, as told from Mark’s perspective: Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. And they READ MORE