A132 – Hagar, suffering, and the promises of God (Gen 21, Matt 10)

 
 
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Power, suffering, conflict, fear, and divine promise are themes in the biblical passages this week. Rachel Kronberger, Uniting Church Minister, joins us to discuss preaching the lectionary readings with a focus on Genesis 21:8-21 and Matthew 10:24-39. We note the importance of Genesis 21 for interfaith relationships and how Matthew speaks a word of comfort to Christians who are under threat but a word of challenge to family peace.

We mention Bill Loader’s lectionary commentary for Matthew 10:24-39.