The Endings of Mark

Here’s a question for our readers: in your experiences in congregational and college settings, how have your teachers handled the variant endings of the book of Mark?  (Or were you aware that Mark has multiple endings?)  This is the third time (that I remember) that I’ve taught Mark in churches, and I’ve always tried to teach the final lesson (or the penultimate, if I decide to do a recap lesson at the end) as a text-criticism lesson, attempting to inocculate my class against idiocies like Bart Ehrman’s, which would treat just about any variant as a reason to cry “Forgery!” and get some atheism on the cheap.

How have your teachers treated the ending(s) of Mark?

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