Gospel of Mark by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

Gospel of Mark

For decades, scholars have increasingly placed The Gospel of Mark in an oral context, believing it to be a written document intended to be read aloud to an audience. Concordia Seminary’s dramatic presentation of The Gospel of Mark is not simply a recitation of the text, nor is it a play based upon it. Instead, you will hear the text of Mark come alive as never before in an interpretation of the way in which it might have impacted those who first received it.

Unlike the standard assessments of Mark’s Gospel that understand it as the earliest, simplest and least sophisticated of the four Gospels, this presentation proceeds with the understanding that the Gospel of Mark is not only a later document, but that it provides a complex and sophisticated account of the life of Jesus, designed for rhetorical impact.

The cast includes Concordia Seminary’s faculty and pastors who will enthrall you with Mark’s words, his images and his message of the rule and reign of God.


The Details

Running time: About two hours, 30 minutes, including intermission

Stage: Use of a traditional stage or chancel will work; set requirements are minimal

Sound/lighting crew: Provided by Concordia Seminary

Event program: Provided by Concordia Seminary; host organization to support marketing and advertising

The Presenters

Dr. James W. Voelz

Dr. James W. Voelz

Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury Professor of New Testament Theology
Concordia Seminary
Mark 1:1-8

Dr. Kent J. Burreson

Dr. Kent J. Burreson

Louis A. Fincke and Anna B. Shine Professor of Systematic Theology and Dean of Chapel
Concordia Seminary
Mark 8:27–10:52

Dr. Dale A. Meyer

Dr. Dale A. Meyer

President
Concordia Seminary
Mark 1:9–4:34

Dr. Ron Rall

Dr. Ron Rall

Pastor
St. Timothy Lutheran Church
St. Louis
Mark 11:1–13:37

Dr. Michael Zeigler

Dr. Michael Zeigler

Pastor
Epiphany Lutheran Church
St. Louis
Mark 4:35–8:26

Dr. David R. Schmitt

Dr. David R. Schmitt

Gregg H. Benidt Memorial Professor of Homiletics and Literature
Concordia Seminary
Mark 14:1–16:8