Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Naked Man: pt. 4

Mark could still picture that small group of men as if it were yesterday and not close to, what, four decades ago now? As he began to speak, his eyes remained distant. “We followed Jesus as he ascended the Mount … Continue reading

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The Naked Man: pt. 3

As Mark began to speak, his mother was unsure if he was talking to her, or to himself, his eyes still maintaining their distant look. “We had all retired for the night, and I must have drifted off to sleep. … Continue reading

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The Naked Man pt. 2

Mark stared at the little boy, at a loss for words. The boy stared back, a grin spreading across his face. The other children began to giggle. Mark turned to the woman in the chair and said, “Mama?” The look … Continue reading

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The Naked Man pt. 1: homecoming

The man eased himself down onto the edge of the well. He slowly drew up the pail, drank from a cupped hand and then wiped it over his face and neck. Although the air of early spring was cool, the … Continue reading

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The Naked Man: an introduction

Over the past two years I have been slowly reading through the Gospel of Mark with a few friends. We have not had much of an agenda other than to read it together, discuss what strikes us, ask any questions … Continue reading

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The Naked Man: the artwork

  “Mark 14:52” 2010, Oil and acrylic on linen, 77 x 122 cm. The painting that accompanies the series is by Australian artist Michael Donnelly. Here is the story behind the piece: “This incident was first brought to my attention … Continue reading

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