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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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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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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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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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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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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A104 – Advent 4: Virgin births in Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matt 1:18-25

By Adrian Jackson | December 10, 2019 | Comments Off on A104 – Advent 4: Virgin births in Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matt 1:18-25
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Rev. Rachel Kronberger joins Fran and Robyn to discuss miraculous births, barren women, and why Mary’s virginity matters (theologically, not gynaecologically!).  Fran references Ben Myer’s book The Apostles’ Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism. You can find out more at bythewell.com.au Follow us on Twitter: @bythewellpod

A103 – Advent 3: Isaiah 35:1-10 with Kylie Crabbe

By Adrian Jackson | December 1, 2019 | Comments Off on A103 – Advent 3: Isaiah 35:1-10 with Kylie Crabbe
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Kylie Crabbe joins Fran and Robyn to discuss hope, repentance, and anticipation in Isaiah 35:1-10 and Matt 11:2-11. Kylie issues a “health warning” and we discuss how disability studies might inform how we interpret and preach passages about the blind, lame, or deaf being healed.  You can find out more at bythewell.com.au Follow us on…

A102 – Advent 2: Isaiah 11:1-10 with Sean Winter

By Adrian Jackson | November 24, 2019 | Comments Off on A102 – Advent 2: Isaiah 11:1-10 with Sean Winter
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Sean Winter joins Fran and Robyn to discuss the shoot that springs from the “stump of Jesse” passage in Isaiah 11:1-10. Isaiah here offers a vision of a promised, righteous king from the Davidic line; a passage that would be later be applied to Jesus. We discuss the use of Isaiah’s arboreal images as picked…

A101 – Advent 1: Isaiah 2:1-5

By Adrian Jackson | November 17, 2019 | Comments Off on A101 – Advent 1: Isaiah 2:1-5
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Fran Barber and Robyn Whitaker discuss the meaning of Advent, Jesus’ second coming, and how we live as Christians who believe in the visions of hope Isaiah offers. Robyn tweets @robynjwhitaker. You can read more about her research here. We refer to this commentary on Isaiah by Patricia Tull. You can find out more at…

A100 – Bonus Episode: Preaching Matthew in Year A with Bill Loader

By Adrian Jackson | November 11, 2019 | Comments Off on A100 – Bonus Episode: Preaching Matthew in Year A with Bill Loader
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Professor William (Bill) Loader joins Robyn and Fran in this bonus extra episode on the theology and themes of Matthew’s Gospel. Bill Loader’s website, with a range of resources on Matthew can be found here. You can find out more at bythewell.com.auFollow us on Twitter: @bythewellpod By the Well is supported by Pilgrim Theological College…

By the Well Podcast Trailer

By Adrian Jackson | November 7, 2019 | Comments Off on By the Well Podcast Trailer
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By the Well is a weekly lectionary podcast following the Revised Common Lectionary. Subscribe now in time for Advent in Year A to ensure you are resourced to preach the Word in your community. By the Well is hosted by Rev Fran Barber, who is Coordinator of Continuing Education for Ministers in the Uniting Church…