Lenten Bible Study 2012 Is Here!

Scarlet Journey, 2012 CoverScarlet Letter Bible is pleased to announce a Lenten Bible Study for Lent 2012.

The complete series of six studies from Mark’s Gospel, The Scarlet Journey, includes:

  1. Mark 14:3-9. Money and Sex
  2. Mark 14:32-42. Praying for Your Life
  3. Mark 14:66-72. Failure of Nerve
  4. Mark 15:6-15. Non-Violent Action vs. Armed Rebellion
  5. Mark 15:21-32. What Would You Die For?
  6. Mark 15:40-47. What Remains When Dreams Die
  7. An Epilog (with Reflection Questions) on Mark’s Resurrection

The first study is available as a free download. The complete series is available for $7, which entitles you to make as many copies as you need for personal use or a study group.


Scarlet Journey Sample Now Available

Scarlet Journey Sample CoverStudies from Mark’s Gospel for Lent, 2012

The Scarlet Journey is a series of six studies designed to lead individuals and groups into a deeper reflection on the radical way of Jesus.

Taken from passages in the last three chapters of the Gospel According to Mark, each study includes an extended exposition on the passage (like the black part in the daily Scarlet Letter Bible posts, only much more in depth) and questions for individual and group reflection.

Download the first chapter study, Money and Sex – Mark 14:3-9 for free.

The full study booklet containing all six studies, plus an epilog with a reflection and questions on Mark’s resurrection, will be available starting January 16 as a $7 download (in pdf format), from which you can make as many copies as you need for your group.

Download your free sample study here.

Top 10 Posts of 2011

ScarletLetterBible LogoScarlet Letter Bible “launched” on July 11, 2011 with a post that was actually posted on my other blog, PastorOnTheEdge.com. I use the term “launched” in quotation marks because at the time I didn’t know that it would become its own separate project with way more success than PastorOnTheEdge had been. But that post and the few other initial posts exploring the scriptures for upcoming lectionary passages caught on. By the end of August Scarlet Letter Bible was well on it’s way.

On this New Year’s Eve, I want to pause and to thank every one of Scarlet Letter Bible‘s readers. Even if you’ve just stopped by a time or two to see if there was anything you could incorporate into a sermon, I appreciate the opportunity you’ve given me to instigate your thoughts. And even more if you’re a subscriber, for extending me the welcome of your already overflowing email inbox each day. The chance to ship something every day that is worthy of that privilege is enormous, and I take it very seriously.

So without further introduction, here are the top 10 most viewed posts of 2011:

  1. Jesus Takes (and Gives) a Bar Exam
  2. Behind the Scenes at Bernie Madoff’s: A Parable
  3. A Christmas to Remember
  4. Are you the Revolutionary?
  5. Trump Real Estate Venture Goes Bad: A Parable
  6. Not Quite Like Harry Potter’s Sorting Hat
  7. Mary’s Miracle
  8. A Simple 5-Line Prayer that Really Works
  9. How Empires Are Undone
  10. Find that Child

Happy New Year!