Profile cover photo
Profile photo
D. Mark Davis
71 followers
71 followers
About
D. Mark's posts

Post has attachment
Jesus Enters the Danger Zone
Below is a rough translation and some preliminary comments regarding John 11:1-45, the Revised Common Lectionary gospel reading for the 5th Sunday of Lent. This is another LONG reading, so my translation and notes probably have multiple errors and typos. So...

Post has attachment
Anxiety and Power
Below is
a rough translation and some comments on Matthew 6:24-34, the Revised Common
Lectionary gospel reading for the 8 th Sunday after Epiphany, which
is often omitted because that same Sunday falls just before the season of Lent,
so he Transfiguration s...

Post has attachment
Watch! Seek! Behold! See! Witness!
Below is
a rough translation and some interpretive comments regarding John 1:29-42, the
Revised Common Lectionary gospel reading for the 2 nd Sunday after
Epiphany. Throughout
my comments I will use JTB to describe John the Baptist and to distinguish that
r...

Post has attachment
Registering "Jesus," Cowboys and Ninjas: What a Story
Below is a
rough translation of Luke 2:1-20, the birth narrative and the sequence of the
shepherds in Luke’s gospel. If you want your birth narrative to be informed by
the pageant and not ruined by paging close attention, then keep moving, there’s
nothing t...

Post has attachment
The Accused Economist
Below is
a rough translation of Luke 16 1-13, the Revised Common Lectionary gospel
reading for the 18 th Sunday after Pentecost. This may be the most
dreaded parable and context for a parable in the gospels. 1   Ἔλεγεν   δὲ   καὶ   πρὸς   τοὺς   μαθητάς,   ...

Post has attachment
Sharing Discontent v. Sharing Joy
Below is
a rough translation and some preliminary comments regarding Luke 15:1-10, the
Revised Common Lectionary gospel reading for the 17 th Sunday after
Pentecost. 1 ησαν   δὲ   αὐτῷ   ἐγγίζοντες   πάντες   οἱ   τελῶναι   καὶ   οἱ   ἁμαρτωλοὶ   ἀκούειν   ...

Post has attachment
The Pray-er and Pray-ee of Prayer
Below is a rough translation
and some preliminary comments regarding Luke 11:1-13, the Revised Common
Lectionary gospel reading for the 10 th Sunday after Pentecost. While
translating the text, it occurred to me that something that might be most
valuable as...

Post has attachment
The Other Pentecost Text
Below is a rough translation
of John 14:8-17, and 25-27, the Revised Common Lectionary gospel reading for
Pentecost Sunday. Because Pentecost Sunday is so dominated by the story of the
Day of Pentecost in Acts 2 and its antecedent texts from the Old Testame...

Post has attachment
Tevye and Golde sing "Do you love me?"
John
21:1-19 Μετὰ   ταῦτα   ἐφανέρωσεν   ἑαυτὸν   πάλιν   ὁ   Ἰησοῦς   τοῖς   μαθηταῖς   ἐπὶ   τῆς   θαλάσσης   τῆς   Τιβεριάδος: ἐφανέρωσεν   δὲ   οὕτως. With these things Jesus revealed
himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberius; Then he reveal...

Post has attachment
A Man on a Colt with No Name
Below is a rough translation
and some preliminary comments regarding Luke 19:28-40, Luke’s account of Jesus’
entry into Jerusalem.   28 Καὶ   εἰπὼν   ταῦτα ἐπορεύετο   ἔμπροσθεν   ἀναβαίνων   εἰς   Ἱεροσόλυμα.   And having said these things
he was going ahe...
Wait while more posts are being loaded