Episode 41 // Mark 1–12:34 // Rev. Dr. Tom Boomershine
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On this week’s episode, Magrey deVega and Mat Hotho sit down with The Rev. Dr. Tom Boomershine to discuss Mark 1–12:3

Tom served as a professor of New Testament at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, for over twenty years, and was Magrey’s mentor in seminary. He has been a leader in the area of biblical storytelling as a way of both communicating and interpreting the scriptures. He is the founder of the Network of Biblical Storytellers as well as GoTell Communications, which provides resources for discovering and telling biblical stories by heart. You can learn more about this ministry at GoTell.org. Tom has a particular interest in the gospel of Mark, which he believes was first circulated as oral storytelling in early Christian community.

We discuss the history behind Mark, and then we spend the majority of the episode exploring how Mark used storytelling and performance to animate Jesus throughout the Gospel The end of the episode features Tom doing a storytelling of Mark 14:1–9 when Jesus is anointed by a woman in Bethany.


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