A120 – Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-11 and Philippians 2

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Fran and Robyn discuss the scandalous way kingship is radically subverted in both Matthew 21 and Philippians 2:5-11, unpacking both the historical context and the theological presentation of Christ in these texts. Robyn points out the apocalyptic elements in Matthew’s version of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and his use of Zechariah. Fran wonders what Jesus would not do (WWJND?) in pondering what it means to have the “same mind” as Christ (Phil 2:5-7).

If you are looking for a discussion on the Passion, please see our Good Friday episode with theologian Frank Rees.