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Facts of Blood & Bread: Drama and Power in the Gospel of Mark

  • Course Dates: Wed 21 October 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join us for a day of conversation and resources focusing on the 2021 Gospel of the Year where we will seek to earth the story in lived experience.

The Gospel of Mark is 2021’s Gospel of the Year and this day will be a day of conversation and exploring resources that will help us earth this story in our everyday lived experiences and struggles – ‘facts of blood and bread’.  We will do this by looking deeply at a selection of narratives from Mark and finding where the ancient context has resonances for our contemporary life and ministry.

Building on the foundation of different social classes, groups, and demographics presented in the Gospel of Mark, Azariah and Jayme will guide participants through an encounter with the stories and characters of Mark, considering dramatic elements in the narrative around themes such as power, conflict, privilege, and transformation.

This course will be run online via Zoom between 10 am-4 pm on 21 October.


Time Session Leader
10:00-11:00am Setting the Scene: Drama and ‘Sandwich’ Structure in the Gospel of Mark Jayme Reaves
11:00-11:15am Break
11:15-12:15pm Issues of Blood: The Bleeding Woman and Jairus’ Daughter in Mark 5:21-43 Azariah France-Williams
12:15-12:30 Break
12:30-1:00pm Crumbs from the Table: Small group practical activity exploring Jesus & the Syro-Phoenician Woman in Mark 7 Azariah & Jayme
1:00-1:45pm Lunch Break
1:45-2:45pm Holy Anger: Fig Tree and Temple Tantrum in Mark 11:12-21 Azariah France-Williams
2:45-3:00pm Break
3:00-4:00pm Sweeping up the crumbs: Debriefing the Mark 7 activity and final reflections Jayme Reaves

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Course Details

Wed 21 October 2020
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Sarum College

Azariah France-Williams is an Anglican priest who frequently contributes to blogs and podcasts. Jayme Reaves is the Centre Coordinator and also Coordinator for the Short Course programme at Sarum College. She is a public theologian, with a specialist interest in making the Bible, theology, and theological methods more accessible to the public and helping congregations and communities reflect on the public impact of their theology. She is also an Honorary Fellow at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education.
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