The Gospel of Mark
Owing to concerns about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the spring 2020 Gospel of Mark tour dates have been canceled. Please check back for updates, and we apologize for any inconvenience.
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 affected 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.
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