Lectio: Mark with Dr. Tim Gray

Lectio: Mark with Dr. Tim Gray

14 Episodes

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"Faith Not Fear"
Join Dr. Tim Gray in this powerful 14-part series to discover the Gospel of Mark like never before. Immerse yourself in this action-packed Gospel that offers Saint Peter's account of Christ's life and teaching. Combining the insights of Dr. Tim Gray with the masterful artistry of the Augustine Institute, this Lectio series uses the Church's rich tradition of Lectio Divina to help you better understand and better pray with the Gospel of Mark.

Lectio: Mark with Dr. Tim Gray
  • Episode 1: Saint Mark the Evangelist

    Episode 1

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    Just who is St. Mark, the author of this short but action-packed Gospel? Using outside sources, other books of the Bible, and the Gospel itself, Dr. Gray takes a closeup look at St. Mark, and his connection with St. Peter and the Christians of Rome.

  • Episode 2: Prepare the Way of the Lord

    Episode 2

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    The opening lines of Mark's Gospel proclaim that Jesus is, without a doubt, the Son of God. He is the one for whom the way is being prepared. As Jesus sets out on that way, fulfilling the Old Testament  prophecies and prefigurements, Mark shows the Son doing precisely ...

  • Episode 3: Come, Follow Behind Me

    Episode 3

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    Following his baptism in the Jordan River and temptation in the wilderness, Jesus returns to Galilee where he invites the first disciples to follow behind him, and begins the work of regathering the scattered people of God.

  • Episode 4: Feasting and Fasting

    Episode 4

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    When Jesus says to the paralytic, "Your sins are forgiven," the scribes and Pharisees are taken aback and question, "Who can forgive sins but God alone?" Who is this Jesus who has come to earth with heavenly authority, not just to heal temporal ills but for much more. ...

  • Episode 5: Binding the Strong Man

    Episode 5

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    Jesus's appointing of the Twelve Apostles and his many mighty signs show him as the mighty savior who rescues us from the snares of the devil and from sin, saving us from oppression and for the intimate relationship of discipleship.

  • Episode 6: The Parable of the Sower

    Episode 6

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    The voice of the Lord calls the cosmos into existence and shakes all creation with its power. Jesus, the Incarnate Word of God, speaks with the same power and authority. But we must have ears to hear if his word is to bear fruit in our lives.

  • Episode 7: Faith Not Fear

    Episode 7

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    In the midst of a great storm the disciples cry out in fear. Jesus's words to his frightened disciples are also a challenge to us. In the storms of our life, will we focus on the wind and waves and give in to fear, or will we keep our eyes firmly fixed on Christ in faith?

  • Episode 8: The Mystery of the Bread

    Episode 8

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    The mystery of the bread, the Eucharistic Presence of God, begins to be revealed in the miraculous multiplication of the loaves and fishes. Jesus reveals himself as the divine giver of a new manna. Yet, as Isaiah foretold, the disciples struggle to understand the signi...

  • Episode 9: The Way of Discipleship

    Episode 9

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    As Jesus makes his way to Jerusalem, three times he predicts his approaching Passion. In response to the disciples' rejection of his words, Jesus works to heal their understanding both of his kingship and of the true nature of Christian discipleship.

  • Episode 10: Jesus and the Temple

    Episode 10

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    As the final week before his Passion begins, Jesus has stern warnings for those who would oppose God by rejecting his beloved Son. Will we also reject his words, or will we heed the call to be faithful by rendering unto God the things that are God's?

  • Episode 11: Signs of the End

    Episode 11

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    The Temple in Jerusalem was God's glorious dwelling with his chosen people, but it was only a house made by human hands. Jesus proclaims a new Temple, not made with hands, that surpasses the stone building in Jerusalem. Jesus gives himself to us and to dwell in our hea...

  • Episode 12: The Servant of the Lord

    Episode 12

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus's hour finally arrives—the hour of betrayal and suffering, but also the hour of salvation and glory. Christ the King will be falsely accused, mocked, and tortured, but he will ascend the throne of the Cross and draw the whole world in...

  • Episode 13: Jesus's Suffering, Death and Resurrection

    Episode 13

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    Those mocking Jesus at the foot of the Cross are silenced when he utters a single sentence. As Jesus breathes his last and the Temple veil is torn, Mark records the words uttered by the Roman centurion, words which signal that God's people will finally see, hear and un...

  • Episode 14: Question and Answer

    Episode 14

    Lectio: Mark
    Faith Not Fear
    As the study comes to the end, we pause to reflect on some questions that have arisen during our journey through Mark's Gospel.