In Mark's original telling of the story, the three women finding the empty tomb ran for fear and "said nothing to anyone". It is a devastating ending, and later hands added "the shorter ending of Mark" and "the longer ending of Mark". The followers of Jesus ran, not only from his crucifixion, but from his Resurrection as well.
Among 21st Century believers, it is enormously difficult to cling to something as preposterous as a dead man raised, and yet Paul, in his 54 c.e. letter to his church at Corinth, describes this one, irreducible event at a matter of "first importance". How do we hold onto the Resurrection as a fact in a modern world? Click HERE to join us for "Running from the Resurrection".
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org.