C129 – Pentecost 4

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This week we discuss the healing of Naaman in 2 Kings 5, noting the way the story-teller subverts cultural norms to locate the voice of wisdom and faithfulness in those of the lowest status.  In Luke 10 we encounter the sending of the 72 (70) to go before Jesus and announce the reign of God.

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C127 – Pentecost 2

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In this episode Sean and Carolyn discuss Elijah’s encounter with God outside a cave (1 Kings 19:1–4, (5–7), 8–15a), Paul’s famous declaration that ‘all are one in Christ Jesus’ (Galatians 3:23–29), and Luke’s dramatic portrayal of the man occupied by a ‘legion’ of demons (Luke 8:26–39).

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C126 – Trinity Sunday

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In this episode Carolyn Francis and Sean Winter are in conversation about Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31, Romans 5:1–5, and John 16:12–15. They consider the ways that the preacher might approach the task of preaching on Trinity Sunday, and talk about the role of woman wisdom and the Holy Spirit in relation to God’s creation of and…

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C125 – Pentecost

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Fran and Robyn discuss the different theologies of the Spirit in Genesis 11:1-9, Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:14-17, and John 14:8-17.

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C124 – Easter 7

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Monica and U-Wen discuss the slave girl in Acts 16:16-34 as well as Psalm 97 and Revelation 22:12-21.

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C123 – Easter 6

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Sally and Robyn discuss the activity of the Holy Spirit, Lydia, New Jerusalem, and much more in this week’s jam-packed episode. The readings are Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67, Rev 21:10, 22-22:5, and John 5:1-9 or 14:23-29.

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C121 – Easter 4

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Robyn and Fran sit down and talk about Acts 9:36-43, Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30. We mention Willie Jennings’ commentary on Acts, and our episode B118 on Psalm 23

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C120 – Easter 3

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In this episode, U-Wen and Robyn discuss the role of Ananias in bringing Saul into the Christian community (Acts 9:1-20), Peter’s restoration to discipleship and mission (John 21:1-19), and the entire creation’s worship of the Lamb and enthroned one in Revelation (Rev 5:11-14). All exemplify the kinds of faithful responses to the resurrection available to…

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C119 – Easter 2

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Robyn and U-Wen discuss the lectionary readings from Acts 5:27-32, Rev 1:4-8, and John 20:19-31. Each record responses to the resurrection, the activity of the Spirit, the role of forgiveness, and early Christian witness to the resurrection. We mention Willie Jenning’s Acts Commentary,  this book on Revelation, Frank Moloney’s Reading Revelation at Easter, and U-Wen’s…

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C118 – Easter Sunday

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This Easter, can we testify like Mary who declared “I have seen the Lord”?  How might we invite others into the posture of discipleship and invite them to “come and see”? Kylie and Robyn talk about preaching the meaning of the resurrection rather than trying to explain or defend it. Themes of new creation, promise,…

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C117 – Good Friday

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In this special, longer episode for Good Friday, Robyn Whitaker sits down with two guests:  Dorothy Lee brings her literary and theological insights to John’s passion (John 18-19)  and Andrew McGowan discusses preaching traditions for Good Friday, his book Seven Last Words, and atonement theologies.

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C116 – Palm Sunday

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Sean and Fran discuss the readings for Palm Sunday: Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29 and Luke 19:28-40.

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C114 – Lent 4

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U-Wen and Fran sit down to discuss Luke 15:1-3; 11-32 and 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 for Lent 4.

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C113 – Lent 3

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Howard and Fran sat down to discuss three readings for Lent 3: Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; Luke 13:1-9.

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C112 – Lent 2

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We discuss Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Phil 3:17-4:1;  and Luke 13:31-35.

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