Mark's account of Jesus Christ's crucifixion contains fascinating parallels to Roman customs that hold key lessons for Christians today. Mark presents the story of Christ's execution not as the end of hope, but as the beginning of great hope for all followers of the true Messiah!
(The video referred to at about the 11-minute mark can't be shown due to copyright reasons, but you can find it on Youtube with a search for "Imperial Roman Triumph from Ben-Hur." Another good video depicting a triumph can be found on Youtube with a search for "Julius Caesar's Triumph in Rome.")
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live near Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for 50 years.