Mark was a Levite, ranked as a member of the second most holy group in Israel, but he wasn’t treated with any respect. He met Jesus and then rejected him, because he still wanted to think of the world in terms of purity and impurity, and Jesus wanted him to think of the world in terms of compassion. Eventually he returned to the ideas of Jesus after the crucifixion, became Peter’s secretary, and wrote down the stories that Peter told, forming the Gospel of Mark.
A short story entitled "My Beam of Light." You can read it on Squalorly
The Christian Century book review. You can read the first part of the review by clicking here. To read the whole thing, you'll have to become a subscriber.
A historical piece about Ascalon, and the infamous Wolf family, published on Orion Headless. You can read it by clicking here.