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Sean Gladding presents The Naked Man

'The Naked Man' is a creative re-telling of the Gospel of Mark in the Bible, imagining what it might have been like to hear the stories of Jesus for the first time, and exploring the questions that those stories raise.

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Episode 42 - Daughters

What kind of faith do you need to be healed? (Texts referenced: Mark 5.37-40a; 4.26-29; 5.40b; 5.41; 5.42a; 5.42c-43; 5.42b)


3 May 2021

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Episode 41 - Fringes

Two desperate people reach out for help from Jesus, and risk much in doing so. (Texts referenced: Mark 5.21-23, 25-26, 27-29, 30-31, 32-34; Malachi 4.2)


19 Apr 2021

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Episode 40 - Newcomers

Introducing some new characters to the gathering in Miryam's courtyard.


19 Mar 2021

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Episode 39 - Repression

What do we do when people act out that which we try to repress?  (Texts referenced: Mark 5.14-15; 16-17; 18-20)


20 Feb 2021

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Episode 38 - Legion

Outside of horror movies, we don't tend to talk much about demons or unclean spirits these days. But perhaps we should. (Texts referenced: Mark 5.1-5; 6-8; 9-10; 11-13. The Gerasa massacre happened in 68 CE.)


1 Feb 2021

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Episode 37 - Prejudice

Divisions that threaten to tear apart communities have always been encouraged by those who fear change.


22 Jan 2021

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Episode 36 - Storm

As a storm builds in Jerusalem, Mark tells the story of a storm Jesus encountered. Or maybe a storm that encountered Jesus... (Texts referenced: Mark 4.35-37; 38-39; Psalm 107.23, 28-29)


13 Jan 2021

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Episode 35 - Hope

What hope have you held for a long time? Have you ever considered giving up on what you're waiting for? You're not alone...


1 Dec 2020

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Episode 34 - Small

Mark, mustard seeds and the little things we do. (Texts referenced: Mark 4.26-29; Joel 3.13, 3.10; Mark 4.30-32; Isaiah 2.4; Mark 4.33-34)


14 Nov 2020

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Episode 33 - Revealed

Some secrets lie in plain sight - for those with eyes to see... (Texts referenced: Mark 4.21-23; 24-25)


27 Oct 2020

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