Thoughts for Holy Week

In Mark 15, as Jesus stands before Pilate, the Roman leader asks him: Are you the king of the Jews? Jesus' answer is sparse, cryptic, and not really an answer -- or at least, not the answer Pilate was looking for: You say so, read some versions. You have said it, reads another. It is…

On Seeing Clearly

There's a strange passage in the Bible that is hard to figure out. It's hard because it looks like Jesus needs two takes to take a man from blindness to full sight. In Mark 8, some people bring a blind man to Jesus. He proceeds to spit into his eyes, and then asks him what…