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A114 - Transfiguration: Matthew 17:1-9 with Dorothy Lee
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Dorothy Lee joins Robyn and Fran to discuss the Transfiguration in Mathew 17:1-9.  What’s at stake in this unusual story?  We talk about the apocalyptic and aesthetic character of the Transfiguration, and about the way the story depicts the transformation of Jesus but also of us, the church, as we taken up into the beauty…

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A112 - Epiphany 5: Matthew 5:13-20 with Sally Douglas
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Sally Douglas joins Robyn and Fran to discuss Christian identity, as Matthew portrays it and in our own post-Christendom context.  We talk about the relationship between belief and behaviour, and specifically what Matthew means by righteousness. In this podcast we refer to Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship, David Bentley Hart’s New Testament: A Translation; Stanley…

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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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A110 - Epiphany 3: Calling Disciples (Matt 4:12-23)
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Alistair Macrae, minister at Wesley Uniting Church,  joins Robyn & Fran to discuss discipleship, call, and repentance in Matthew 4. We discuss being disciples not admirers of Christ. As an experienced minister, Alistair shares his approach to preaching. In this podcast we refer to Being Disciples by Rowan Williams, a terrific sermon by Rev Dr…

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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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