MARCH 6 & 13 - TWO LECTURES WITH Elizabeth Struthers Malbon ON

Mark's gospel: good news for all

Saturday, March 6 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm and Saturday, March 13 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm join St. Luke's for  two conversations with biblical scholar Elizabeth Struthers Malbon on Mark’s Gospel: Good News for All. The March 6 lecture is titled Story, Characters, and Audience while the March 13th is titled Echoes and Implications. There is no fee to attend these presentations via zoom. 

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Professor Malbon will begin by presenting her presuppositions about the Gospel according to Mark before illustrating from the narrative how the story is “good news” for various groups of people, including fallible followers, women and men, and one’s own people and “foreigners.” She will also consider what this “good news” could mean for Mark’s audience, in both the first-century and the twenty-first. At the conclusion of each presentation, Professor Malbon will welcome questions from her listeners. This Zoom presentation is available by registering at

Dr. Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Professor Emerita in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech, has authored five books (four on Mark’s Gospel), plus numerous articles and book chapters. She has also edited or co-edited six books, mostly on biblical literary criticism, and is an active member of several professional groups, including the Society of Biblical Literature and the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars, where she serves as Program Coordinator. She also serves as a Lay Eucharistic Minister and Lector at Christ Episcopal Church, Blacksburg, Virginia.

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March 20 & 27 - two lectures with John Dominic Crossan on the death of jesus and the ressurection of jesus

Saturday, March 20th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm and Saturday, March 27th from 4:00 - 5:30 pm

join St. Luke's for two conversations with biblical scholar John Dominic Crossan. The first lecture is titled The Last Week: The Death of Jesus and the second lecture is titled The Last Week: The Resurrection of Jesus. There is no fee to attend this event via zoom. 

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John Dominic Crossan, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at DePaul University, is a biblical scholar with post-doctoral diplomas in exegesis from Rome’s Pontifical Biblical Institute and in archaeology from Jerusalem’s École Biblique. He has been a mendicant friar and a catholic priest, a Co-Chair of the Jesus Seminar, and a President of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Professor Crossan will discuss why Jesus went to Jerusalem that Passover, why he was executed there on a Roman cross, and why his subsequent vindication by God was proclaimed precisely as “Resurrection” (Anastasis in Greek).  At the conclusion of his presentations that include short videos, Professor Crossan will answer questions. 

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