B107 – Epiphany 5 (Mk 1:29-34, Isaiah 40:21-31)

By the Well
By the Well
B107 - Epiphany 5 (Mk 1:29-34, Isaiah 40:21-31)
/

Both readings this week give profound insight into the nature of God in diverse and complementary ways. Robyn and Fran talk about “Jesus the exorcist” in Mark’s gospel and how healing and exorcism are signs of the capacity of Jesus to liberate humanity from evil. Isaiah 40 poses the question “to whom can you liken…

Read More

B102 – Advent 2 (Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8)

By the Well
By the Well
B102 - Advent 2 (Isaiah 40:1-11; Mark 1:1-8)
/

Dr Angela Sawyer joins us to explore the tender and powerful image of God in Isaiah 40, as well as the cosmic and personal hope the end of exile represents to Israel. We talk about suffering and the yearning for freedom and fulfilment in Israel’s foundational story, and how it informs and shapes ours (communally).…

Read More

B101 – Advent 1 (Isa 64:1-9; Mark 13:24-37)

By the Well
By the Well
B101 - Advent 1 (Isa 64:1-9; Mark 13:24-37)
/

The lectionary readings at the beginning of Advent invite us to ponder the inbreaking of God. What might it mean to live as watchful Christians, to raise our eyes above the fray and look for the presence of God in our world? We acknowledge that the cry for divine justice in Isaiah 64 is a…

Read More