Football, Falling Stars, and Christ’s Prophetic Lingo: Thinking Like a Prophet about Mark 13:24-27
Sun darkening? Stars falling? Son of Man on clouds? It sounds like the Second Coming…but is it? Chad Bird identifies the multiple Old Testament quotes and allusions in Mark 13:24-27, looks at them in context, and compares them with what Jesus is teaching. In this video, he presents the minority view that these words are not talking about Christ’s final advent. Along the way, he talks football and baseball, intertextuality, and the church’s New Year.