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The Dimwitted Disciples — Chad Martin

One of my seminary professors used to jokingly say that reading the Gospel of Mark is a dangerous thing for modern-day Christian disciples to do. Instead, he would say, “they should start with Matthew, Luke or John.” This is because the 12 disciples do not come off very well in Mark. Out of all the Gospels, Mark portrays the apostles of Christ as a group of dense and dimwitted disciples who just don’t seem to get it.