Welcome to Week 4.
Here is some of the Tweet Action for Mark 3: 7-35 entitled “Strong Man Get’s Rolled!
This is an experiment and we are finding that a static email does not easily capture the dynamic of Web 2.0 Social Media . In response we are trying harder to Tweet in clearly named EPISODES that are announced at the start of each progression of the story, in order to help you follow ‘on the way.’
This weeks episodes are
1: Crowds @ Lake,
2: Jesus chooses 12;
4: Who’s my Mob?
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May you find kin amongst those that do the will of God,
(for the People’s Table Project: resourcing discipleship out of the context Urban Seed and the Seeds Network.)
TWEET LIST, WEEK 4, “STRONGMAN GETS ROLLED”
TweetinMark 2010 Week 4: STRONGMAN GETS ROLLED tweets starts 2day! The Galilee Direct Action Campaign comes 2 a head in Mark 3:7-35.
Week 4 STRONGMAN GETS ROLLED: Tweetin Mark 3:7-35 in 4 episodes
1: Crowds @ Lake,
2: Jesus chooses 12;
4: Who’s my Mob?
Week 4 EPSIODE 1: CROWDS @ LAKE, Mark 3:7-12; After the death threat in 3:6 Jesus “withdraws” 2 the sea with his disciples in Mark 3:7
I like ‘withdrew’ rather than ‘departed’ (NRSV) for Mark 3:7. The Greek word ‘anechoresen’ literally means “takes refuge from peril”.
‘Withdrew’ suggests Jesus knows about death threat in Mk 3:6 & is strategic. Wot conflicts ru strategically immersed in due 2 discipleship?
Mark Ch3 & conflict has been running HOT! Will the plot on JC’s life ruin the plot? Mark ‘re-generates’ the story by going back2basics…
Back2Basics = The “Sea” (1:16) & “Mission” (1:32ff). Wot basics of discipleship do u get back to when things get HOT or u feel threatened?
6:22am, Apr 28 Mark 3:8 The mission grows popular! Locations listed show ppl coming literally from N,S,E,W; but soon we will see it includes opponents!
RT @DuncanDarroch @tweetinMark loving ur #sabbatheconomics. God is walking thru the grainfields and climbing into bins looking 4 justice
Mark 3:9 JC gets in a ‘boat’ which will bcome an important symbolic setting in rest of story. Wot setting best symbolizes yr discipleship?
Week 4, Episode 2 “JESUS NAMES 12.” @tweetinMark 3:13-19 Read NRSV here http://ow.ly/1qwrjO
Mk 3:13 Jesus climbs up a mountain & names 12 ala Moses @ Sinai. A deeply symbolic nation building moment…
Wot is the symbolic birth moment 4 yr nation? Aussies: Capn Cook planting flag claiming 4 England? or Gallipoli? or indigenous “Dreaming”?
@tweetinMark Bruce Pascoe argues Australian nation symbolically formed not @ battle @ Gallipoli but @ Convincing Ground http://ht.ly/1ETLr
@tweetinMark Corny Aquino become president aftr Marcos ruld Philippines 4 over 20yrs & her husband having to be assassinated in d process
7:09am, Apr 30 Mk 3: 13f We tend 2 see early names 4 Xn Church ‘royal priesthood’ ‘holy nation’ in religious rather than provocative political terms.
Mark 3:13f He chooses ‘epoiesen’ (Greek word 4 priests/leadership) Jesus is pronouncing his ‘dissident cabinet’, his ‘government in exlie’
Mark 3:13f Wot would yr family think if u declared yr discipleship community an independent nation? JC’s family response= http://ht.ly/1EUfP
Mark3:16 Jesus changes names of his disciples! Rock & Son of Thunder! How has discipleship changed yr ID? Wot name would Jesus give u? Why?
Week 4 EPSIODE 3: JESUS =SATAN, Mark 3:20-30 Read here http://ht.ly/1GgAX (NRSV) no one can plunder property without binding the strong man
Mk 3:20-30 Mark writes a sandwich! He likes starting1 story, interrupting it with another, then finishing 1st story in order to connect both
Mark 3:20-30 In this sandwich Jesus FAMILY say “He is crazy”; SCRIBES say “He is possessed.” Wot LABEL’S get used 4 those who threaten u?
Mk3:23 1st mention of word PARABLE. Jesus preferred teaching method 4 those with EARS 2 HEAR. Even though cryptic, meaning is not 2B missed!
Old Skool Image of STRONGMAN. “Can the prey be taken from the mighty, or captives of a tyrant be rescued?” Isaiah 49:24 http://ht.ly/1GETX
Jesus 2 Bind Strong Man & plunder house = TEMPLE! Early allusion 2 wot will take place later. Mark 11:15-17 & Mark 13:2 http://ht.ly/1GF3T
Wot has been a “strong man” in yr life /in yr community/world? Tell a story of yr attempts 2 name, bind & “plunder the house” of this demon.
JESUS is a THIEF! An oft forgotten popular early church image, 1 Thess 5:2-4; 2 Peter 3.10; Rev 3:3; 16:15 How do u relate to this Jesus?
Week 4 EPSIODE 4: WHO’S MY MOB?, Mark 3:31-35, Read here http://ht.ly/1GFtL (NRSV) ‘Whoever does the will of God is my bro, & sis &mum.’
Mark 3:31-35 Tell a story of a time when your family thought you were crazy or disagreed with something you really believed in?
Unlike Luke & Matt, Mark not into genealogies! Family = site 4 identity, vocation, socialisation in2 dominant order that Jesus is against?
8:51pm, May 04 Mk3:31-35 Wot ways has yr experience of family reinforced status quo of our society? In wot ways has yr family helped u2 question society?
Classic Leunig on the way ones family values R shaped by OR resist the politics of nation. We often use for Mk 3:31-35 http://ow.ly/i/1nL8
Jesus is a WANTED man, provoking authorities. When has yr family tried to ‘arrest you’? Protect U from yourself… or their reputation!?
Mark 3:33 How does yr discipleship juggle biblical calls 2 CLEAVE/RESPECT family (eg.Eph 6:2) with the biblical calls 2 LEAVE/REJECT family?
3:34-35 “Here are my bro’s, sistas, & mum” Talk about a time when you experienced a liberating sense of family belonging outside yr own.