Take a few minutes to compare the story of the crucifixion in John’s Gospel with that in Mark’s Gospel. What differences do you see, and what might explain these differences?
Throughout John’s Gospel we have noted a number of scenes in which the evangelist helps show us what faith looks like and how the reader might grow in faith. What does faith look like in these resurrection stories…and are there clues for how the readers, too, might grow?
The Gospel has frequently pointed to the cross as the central event in the story of Jesus. How does the story of the crucifixion relate to the stories of the resurrection and the appearances of Jesus?
What is the role of the disciples of Jesus in the story? Of Mary Magdalene, of Peter, of the Beloved Disciple, of Thomas?