We resume our discussion of chapter 16. Doesn’t the long ending of Mark sound like a list of stories that are told in more detail by Luke and John? What do we already know about Mary Magdalene before we get to the last chapter of Mark? Why does the long ending put a triple emphasis on the unbelief of Jesus’ followers? How does the Great Commission at the end of Matthew’s Gospel compare to the Great Commission in Mark’s Gospel? Does Jesus want us to handle snakes and drink poison?