C131 – Pentecost 6

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Fran and U-Wen sit down to explore readings from Pentecost 6: Amos 8:1-12, Colossians 1:15-28, Luke 10:38-42 We mention N.T Wright’s youtube lecture on Colossians Brian Walsh and Sylvia Keesmaat’s Colossians Remixed: Subverting the Empire; Joel Green’s Gospel of Luke

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C130 – Pentecost 5

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For Pentecost 5, U-Wen and Fran focus conversation on Amos 7: 7-17, Psalm 82 and Luke 10:25-37. We mention Brendan Byrne’s The Hospitality of God¬†

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C128 – Pentecost 3

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Kylie and Fran discuss Elijah passing the mantle to Elisha in 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, the urgent call to follow Jesus in Luke 9:51-62, and the fruits of the Spirit Galatians 5:1, 13-25. We mention Rowan Williams’ Being Disciples and ABC TV’s Compass program

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C122 – Easter 5

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Fran and Monica discuss the readings for Easter 5: Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148 and John 13:31-35.

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B 145 – Pentecost 23 (Proper 26)

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For Pentecost 23 Rachel Kronberger and Fran delve into the book of Ruth (1:1-18), noting the word plays in the text and the larger themes of feast and famine, love and loss, emptiness and abundance that weave throughout the story. We focus on Ruth’s outsider status, and her gracious covenant with ‘bitter’ Naomi, and note…

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B143 – Pentecost 21 (Proper 24)

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Fran and Sean continue the conversation on Job for Pentecost 21, namely on Job 38:1-7 (34-41) when God recounts the wonders of her creation to Job. God reminds Job of his creatureliness. We discuss the comfort amidst suffering that might be derived for Job, and us, to be reminded of God’s care at every juncture…

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B 142 – Pentecost 20 (Proper 23)

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For Pentecost 20 Fran and Sean focus on Job’s profound sense of God’s absence in Job 23:1-9; 16-17. We note that Job has loudly rejected the theology¬† of his friends, who all assert that Job’s suffering is the result of his sin. Job’s is a bold and courageous stance is to defy them, and to…

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