As a collaborator on the Phat News of Mark project and an ad hoc editor (sic), I had a hand in making choices to present the Gospel of Mark into a readable format in the modern "counter-culture" vernacular. Understand that our focus was to engage a people group in a Bible study that was directed to them. We did not want to present a watered down Gospel, nor did we want to present an overly religious and condemning Gospel. We really wanted to develop a discussion style study, inviting all readers to make recommendations and revisions where necessary. We decided to use footnotes to make clarifications, and for opportunities to teach. I do not feel that this is the proper forum to explain or defend "the Phat News" as a whole. If you would like to find out more about our presentation of the Gospel of Mark, then please read it, on-line at http://LogosChristianFellowship.org/Mark. Please direct all questions regarding the Phat News of Mark, or this article to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org.