3/27/16: You Can't Scare Dead People, Mark 16:1-8
The earliest manuscripts of Mark's gospel--thought to the oldest of the four--ends with the women running away from the empty tomb in terror. Fear is embedded into the story of the resurrection. But not simply fear; the overcoming of it. God through Christ defeated Death in the resurrection, but Easter isn't Easter until the followers of Christ defeat Fear and tell their story.