As we look at the interaction between Pilate and the chief priests, we see one of the great ironies of scripture. On one hand, we have this pagan governor who has little or no concept of who God really is, telling the Jews, “Here is your King.” And he was absolutely right. 288 more words
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We now see in this passage Herod’s response to Jesus. Perhaps, though, it would be better to call it Jesus’ response to Herod.
This was the same Herod that had beheaded John the Baptist, and had wondered if Jesus was John raised from the dead. 234 more words
I recently reviewed Sean Freyne’s The Jesus Movement and Its Expansion, and I found it to be a stimulating book that challenged some popular ideas about Jesus and his time in Galilee. 598 more words
In our house group last night we thought about Mark 15:20-30 – the crucifixion. One of the questions we considered was to think about which character we might identify with in the story of Jesus’s last hours: the women of Galilee, the accusers, the disciples, the two thieves and so on. 161 more words