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