A Final Note
In light of everything we've seen (see posts 1-12 in this series), don't we have ample reason to take Mark's account of the resurrection seriously?
If you're still sceptical, I'd encourage you to ask yourself why. Is it for rational reasons? If so, what are they and why do many very intelligent people (e.g., Francis Collins, former head of the UK Genome Project) believe in the resurrection despite your objections?
Is it perhaps, for personal or philosophical reasons? For example, do you hold to the philosophical belief that super-natural events are impossible? If so, can you say why this must be so?
Perhaps the idea that Jesus rose from the dead is something you simply "can't" bring yourself to take seriously on a "gut" level. If so, why is that? Could it be that, at heart, you don't like the idea that Jesus rose from the dead (and that he is, therefore, exactly who he claimed to be)? If so, isn't whether it's true more important than whether you would like it to be true? And isn't it at least possible that all this really is "good news" as he claimed?
To think more about all this, I'd encourage you to consider What We Believe and Why We Believe It. But better than that, I'd love to chat with you in person, whatever your beliefs. If that's of interest, please do get in touch.