Join John Dehlin and Carah Burrell as they speak with John Larsen about the Gospel of Mark. In this episode we have John pull back the cover on the bible, what we can learn from the oldest gospels, and ask if the Mormon church as it currently stands is any different than the Pharisees of Christ’s day.
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00:00 Intro and Thrive event announcements 10:27 Pulling the cover back on the Bible and Jesus 16:40 Atheism, why the Bible is important 21:12 How Mormons struggle to understand the bible, proof texting 27:00 Linguistics of the KJV Bible 31:35 The prodigal son, Oxford annotated bible 36:09 Bible scholars agree scroll of Mark is oldest 44:20 Landscape, language, and war, concept of the Messiah 51:08 Jesus not unique, Joshua of Galilee 54:00 Jewish idea of a redeemer and afterlife 58:48 Carpenter from Galilee, what book of Mark says 1:03:10 Casting out demons 1:11:40 Jesus not following the law 1:22:14 Jesus rejecting social order 1:27:00 Jesus rejecting social structure 1:33:20 They know how to collect money for god, spend money for god 1:38:40 Ending of book of Mark 1:45:00 Women in the book of Mark 1:51:50 You don’t have to find Jesus divine to find value in Jesus 2:09:00 Insatiable desire for wealth, Jesus rejecting worldly games 2:12:00 Johnathan Streeter comment about John’s generalizations 2:15:25 American Christians who sold their soul 2:20:00 Christianity on the decline 2:26:18 Outro and announcements