Satan’s house

When the scribes accuse Jesus of casting out demons by the power of Beelzebub, Jesus answers, “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to . . . . Continue Reading »

Jesus’ house

Rev. Rich Lusk pointed out in a sermon that Mark 3 follows the order of exodus: The Jews plot, Jesus crosses the sea, gathers 12 disciples on a mountain, and then enters a house. In context, the . . . . Continue Reading »

This cup

In his Exhortation to Martyrdom ( Origen: An Exhortation to Martyrdom, Prayer, and Selected Works , p. 61 ), Origen ponders why Jesus would have resisted martyrdom by asking His Father to remove the . . . . Continue Reading »

Naked, Clothed

Hovey has a remarkable discussion of the young man who is stripped of his linen garment in the Garden of Gethsemane (Mark 14:51-52). In the garden, he wears the linen garment of a martyr. But like . . . . Continue Reading »