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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C115 – Lent 5 (Isaiah 43:16-21 & John 12:1-8)

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In this week’s podcast, Howard and Sally explore Isaiah 43:16-21 & John 12:1-8. We make mention of Sandra Schneiders “Written That You May Believe”.

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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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C111 – Lent 1

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Robyn sits down with special guest Rev. Prof. Andrew McGowan from Yale University to discuss the nature of lent and the temptations of Jesus in Luke 4:1-13. We refer to Andrew’s book Seven Last Words: Cross and Creation.

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C110 – Transfiguration

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Fran and Robyn discuss themes of change and transformation after divine encounter in Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Cor 3:12-4:2, and Luke 9:28-36.

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C109 – Epiphany 7

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U-Wen and Robyn discuss Psalm 37, 1 Cor 15:35-50, and  Luke 6:27-38. Themes of ethical Christian living continue in the gospel and teaching on the centrality of the resurrection continue in Corinthians.  We discuss how concepts relating to heavenly bodies affect attitudes to earthly bodies and refer to Candida Moss’s Divine Bodies. 

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C113 – Lent 3

By Robyn Whitaker | March 11, 2022 | Comments Off on 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.

C112 – Lent 2

By Robyn Whitaker | March 3, 2022 | Comments Off on 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.

C111 – Lent 1

By Robyn Whitaker | February 24, 2022 | Comments Off on C111 – Lent 1
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Robyn sits down with special guest Rev. Prof. Andrew McGowan from Yale University to discuss the nature of lent and the temptations of Jesus in Luke 4:1-13. We refer to Andrew’s book Seven Last Words: Cross and Creation.

C110 – Transfiguration

By Robyn Whitaker | February 17, 2022 | Comments Off on C110 – Transfiguration
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Fran and Robyn discuss themes of change and transformation after divine encounter in Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Cor 3:12-4:2, and Luke 9:28-36.

C109 – Epiphany 7

By Robyn Whitaker | February 10, 2022 | Comments Off on C109 – Epiphany 7
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U-Wen and Robyn discuss Psalm 37, 1 Cor 15:35-50, and  Luke 6:27-38. Themes of ethical Christian living continue in the gospel and teaching on the centrality of the resurrection continue in Corinthians.  We discuss how concepts relating to heavenly bodies affect attitudes to earthly bodies and refer to Candida Moss’s Divine Bodies. 

C108 – Epiphany 6

By Robyn Whitaker | February 3, 2022 | Comments Off on C108 – Epiphany 6
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Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Cor 15 12-20, and Luke 6:17-26 are under discussion this week. We refer to Christopher Hays’ book Luke’s Wealth Ethics.

C107 Epiphany 5

By Robyn Whitaker | January 27, 2022 | Comments Off on C107 Epiphany 5
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Isaiah 6:1-13, Psalm 138, 1 Cor 15:1-11, and Luke 5:1-11 all pick up epiphany themes of divine manifestation, glory, and transformative revelation. We discuss the paradox that encounter with the divine both affirms human frailty (framed as uncleanliness, sinfulness, or wretchedness in the readings) as well as our worthiness to be called to participate in…

C106 – Epiphany 4

By Robyn Whitaker | January 20, 2022 | Comments Off on C106 – Epiphany 4
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Jeremiah 1:4-10, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, and Luke 4:21-30 are the focus this episode. We discuss Paul’s ode to love and locate this ethic within his and other Christian teaching. Jeremiah and Luke both point to the challenge of prophetic call. Luke 4 continues to reveal Jesus’ identity and ministry focus. We refer to bell hooks…

C105 – Epiphany 3

By Robyn Whitaker | January 16, 2022 | Comments Off on C105 – Epiphany 3
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Nehemiah 8:1-10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, and Luke 4:14-21 are discussed this week. Luke and Nehemiah invite reflection on how we interpret Scripture and its fundamental role in grounding and forming the gathered people of God. In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul offers the metaphor of the body to describe the way the Christian community is in…

C 104 – Advent 4

By Robyn Whitaker | December 9, 2021 | Comments Off on C 104 – Advent 4
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Dr Anne Elvey joins Kylie and Fran for Advent 4 to talk about Mary’s visit to Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45) and Mary’s Magnificat (Luke 1: 46-59). We mention Anne’s book Reading the Magnificat in Australia; Anne’s poem Sun Glint Drift: On visiting Elizabeth in the Western Australian Wheatbelt Mary sings a Song, and Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s poem…