Discipleship and Riches (Mark 10:17–31)

On 15 June 2013, sixteen-year-old Ethan Couch of Burleson, Texas, killed four people while driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. He was intoxicated, driving on a restricted license, and speeding in a residential area when he lost control, colliding with a group of Read More …

Patient for the Harvest (Mark 4:26–29)

Jesus begins this parable with a rather mundane comparison: “The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground” (v. 26). With reference to these words, James Edwards writes, A more banal comparison could not be imagined. The kingdom of Read More …