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A128 - Easter 7: 1 Peter 4-5 with Ian Paul
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Ian Paul joins the conversation to discuss suffering, hope, glory, and discipleship in 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11. We ask what it means to share in Christ’s suffering (specifically) and how we sustain hope in the midst of suffering. We also touch on the ascension in Acts 1:6-14. Ian Paul blogs about the Bible, theology, and…

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A127 - Easter 6: Divine comfort & unjust suffering (1 Peter 3:13-22)
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For Easter 6 (Acts 17:22-31; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 and  Psalm 66)  Robyn and I begin our discussion with 1 Peter 3 by exploring Peter’s description of, and word of comfort for, the unjust suffering in his community. We look at the curious verse 19 “the spirits in prison” and talk about the significance…

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A126 - Easter 5: Living Stones and Christian Identity (1 Peter 2:2-10)
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Christian identity and the nature of Christian community in the midst of suffering are themes that run throughout this week’s readings.  Fran and Robyn discuss Stephen’s martyrdom (Acts 7), John 14:1-14, and 1 Peter 2:2-10 to unpack the numerous metaphors used throughout.

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A125: Easter 4 - Imitating Christ with Mike Bird (1 Peter 2:19-25, Ps 23, John 10)
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Michael Bird joins the podcast to discuss how he approaches preaching, the image of the Good Shepherd (Ps 23, John 10), the utopian vision of Acts 2, and what we do with the teaching addressed to slaves in 1 Peter 2:18-25.  We explore Peter’s teaching on not retaliating, non-violence, and imitating Christ. Mike blogs at…

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A124 - Easter 3: Holiness in 1 Peter 1:17-23
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Sean Winter joins us this week to continue our focus on 1 Peter, specifically 1 Peter 1:17-23 set for Easter 3. We talk about the nature of holiness as Peter conceives it; the way holiness refers not to individual moral perfection, but to a community’s identity as a consequence of what God has done for…

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A123 - Easter 2: Resurrection hope in dark times (1 Peter 1:3-9)
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How do we proclaim the Good News in the midst of dark times? This episode begins a series focussing on the letter known as 1 Peter, an epistle that appears for several weeks during Easter season this lectionary year. The first epistle of Peter is a letter written to dispersed Christians facing suffering and persecution.…

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A122 - Easter Sunday (Mt 28:1-10)
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Rev Dr Craig Thompson joins us this week to talk about preaching the Resurrection on Easter Sunday – on what may be the strangest Easter for most of us as the covid epidemic rages.  Robyn talks about the apocalyptic, cosmic account of the resurrection in Matthew. Craig talks about the Resurrection being ‘God’s yes’ to…

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