The Gospel of Mark is widely regarded today as the first Gospel to be written. Until recent decades, its fast-paced, seemingly straightforward presentation led most readers to overlook its subtle theological sophistication.
Probing its depths, Ronald Kernaghan invites readers into a fascinating exploration of Mark’s Gospel as a parable, an open-ended story that invites us on a lifelong journey of discipleship. In this engaging, pastorally oriented commentary, readers will find an introduction with background material concerning authorship, audience, date, provenance and purpose. A passage-by-passage exposition follows that focuses on understanding what Mark had to say to his original readers in order to see its relevance for the church today.
Students, pastors, Bible teachers and everyone who wants to understand the message of Mark for the church will benefit from this excellent resource.
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Ronald J. Kernaghan (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is Director of Presbyterian Ministries and assistant professor of Presbyterian ministries and pastoral theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Previously he served on the staff of several different Presbyterian churches in Southern California.