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The Gospel of Mark is a text that brings new insights and marvels each time it’s read. Mark depicts Jesus as a complicated character: human yet divine, a powerful figure yet a suffering servant. Amy-Jill Levine’s The Gospel of Mark: A Beginner’s Guide to the Good News is an exploration of the shortest Gospel in our Bible that makes the academic accessible as readers are challenged and tasked with filling in the gaps of the Gospel of Mark on their own.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn tools to understand the Gospel of Mark in its original context
  • Be challenged to seek answers to the questions the text presents
  • Discover new insights into the earliest source of Jesus’ life
  • Be invited to deepen and expand your study of Scripture

Join Amy-Jill Levine and host Josh Scott for this insightful and inspiring discussion of the Gospel of Mark and its depiction of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. How will you fill in the rest of the story?

"Amy-Jill Levine’s characteristically rich and witty scholarship provides fresh insights into Mark’s Gospel that will benefit even the most experienced student of Scripture. She deftly weaves ancient understandings with modern interpretation as she moves us through the Gospel at a quick pace. This book will be a gift for preachers, teachers, and churches seeking to dig into Mark’s good news."

- Dee Dee Porter Carson, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church of Virginia Beach, VA




Amy-Jill Levine (“AJ”) is Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford International University for Religion and Peace and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita, and Professor of New Testament Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt University.

An internationally renowned scholar and teacher, she is the author of numerous books including Signs and Wonders: A Beginner's Guide to the Miracles of Jesus, Witness at the Cross: A Beginner's Guide to Holy Friday, The Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings, Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week, Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, and Sermon on the Mount: A Beginner’s Guide to the Kingdom of Heaven. She is also the coeditor of the Jewish Annotated New Testament. AJ is the first Jew to teach New Testament at Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute. In 2021 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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Josh Scott has been a pastor for the last two decades. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor at GracePointe Church in Nashville. The focus of his work is reimagining, reframing, and reclaiming faith through a progressive Christian lens. He recently published his first book, Bible Stories for Grown-Ups, with Abingdon Press. You can read his latest thoughts at He lives near Nashville, TN with his wife, Carla, and five kids.