David Schnasa Jacobsen is professor of the practice of homiletics and the director of the Homiletical Theology Project at Boston University, as well as a clergy member of the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is the author of numerous books, including Preaching in the New Creation (1999), and co-author of Preaching Luke-Acts (2001). He is co-author of Kairos Preaching: Speaking Gospel to the Situation (Fortress Press, 2009).
The author draws together the strengths of two exegetical approaches to the Gospel of Mark in this volume. With liturgical sensitivity and exegetical skill, Jacobsen here provides a unique preaching resource that will build biblical literacy by assisting both preachers and listeners in understanding Mark's Gospel as narrative-theological whole, not just as a collection of loosely related stories.