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The Gospel of Mark, performed

When the Gospels were originally written the authors drew upon source material already present in a Christian oral tradition. In other words, many passages of the Gospel are actually stories meant to be told rather than texts meant to be read. I first saw this in action when I saw a video of a priest who, rather than reading the gospel from the lectionary on Sunday, would memorize the text and "tell the story". It was like I was struck by lightning — the text came alive in a new and powerful way.

With that background, I'd like to call your attention to something suggested by one of the readers of Mark's Gospel Live, a "performance" of that particular gospel by the Rev. Joseph Morris. I don't know anything about him, nor about his church, but the idea looks interesting. If anyone has had an experience of this particular work of art, please drop a comment!