B104 – Advent 4 (Annunciation and Magnificat, Luke 1:26-38, 46-55)

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B104 - Advent 4 (Annunciation and Magnificat, Luke 1:26-38, 46-55)
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Rev. Sharon Hollis, President-elect of the Uniting Church, joins the conversation for Advent 4. We discuss how Mary is portrayed as a prophet in Luke 1 and the surprising agency she has (for that time) in speaking her consent (1:26-38) and her song of praise and protest (1:46-55). Her particularity as a young Jewish girl…

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A111 – Epiphany 4: Matthew 5:1-12, the Beatitudes with Sally Douglas

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A111 - Epiphany 4: Matthew 5:1-12, the Beatitudes with Sally Douglas
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Sally Douglas joins Robyn and Fran to talk about the Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-12. We discuss how they are more than ethical aspirations, but instead descriptions of Kingdom life where nonviolence as embodied by Jesus upends the world’s ‘normal’ ordering of things. We talk about what blessedness means, and explore the profound transformation that results…

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A107 – Epiphany: Ephesians 3:1-12 & Matthew 2:1-12

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A107 - Epiphany: Ephesians 3:1-12 & Matthew 2:1-12
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Sharon Hollis joins Fran and Robyn in Epiphany – the season of  revelation – to talk about the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles in the letter to the Ephesians 3:1-12. We talk about the radical universality of the gospel and the mystery of grace in both Ephesians and Matthew 2, as well as the…

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