B108 – Transfiguration (2 Kgs 2:1-12, Mark 9:2-9)

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B108 - Transfiguration (2 Kgs 2:1-12, Mark 9:2-9)
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Brian Kolia joins the podcast to discuss the unusual succession story in 2 Kings 2 and the Transfiguration in Mark 9. Whether it’s chariots of fire, separating water, heavenly ascent, or discovering God is in the dark shadow, these stories are rich with imagery and preaching themes.

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A138 – Pentecost 9 (Gen 32, Matt 14)

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A138 - Pentecost 9 (Gen 32, Matt 14)
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Brian Kolia joins the podcast to discuss Jacob’s wrestle with God in Genesis 32:22-31. We point to the humour in this story where God takes on some human characteristics and becomes the trickster, a role that has previously been Jacob’s. Relationship with God is associated with both struggle and blessing here, as well as a…

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A134 – Pentecost 5 (Song 2, Genesis 24, and Matt 11)

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A134 - Pentecost 5 (Song 2, Genesis 24, and Matt 11)
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This week the lectionary offers a rare chance to preach on the love poetry known as Song of Songs (Song of Solomon). Hebrew Bible scholar, Brian Kolia, joins the podcast to unpack Genesis 24:34-38, 58-67, Song of Songs 2:8-13, and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. We compare Abraham’s quest to get a wife for his son with…

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