B109 – Lent 1 (Gen 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15)

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Echoes from the first creation story ring throughout Genesis 9 as God establishes a renewed covenant with Noah and ‘every living creature’. We note the emphasis on God being the main player in this covenant; there is nothing expected of Noah or creation, except to receive God’s faithfulness. God’s faithfulness is in remembering God’s people.…

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A121 – Good Friday: John 18:1-19:42 with Frank Rees

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Rev Dr Frank Rees joins us this week to talk about preaching on Good Friday. We focus on the Hebrews readings (ch. 4 & 10) and John 18-19, discussing the strange, to modern ears, notion of sacrifice, and how Christ’s death might transform our understanding of it. We talk about the importance of preaching on…

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A118 – Lent 4: John 9:1-41 with Liam Miller

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“Who sinned, this man or his parents?” is a question posed to Jesus in John 9. We deconstruct fixed, individual notions of sin and imagine what a deeper theology of sin might mean. Liam Miller from @loverinserepeat podcast joins us in this episode. If you want to know more, you can read his article on…

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A117 – Lent 3: John 4 with Carolyn Francis

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Rev Carolyn Francis, co-pastor at Collins Street Baptist Church joins Robyn and Fran to talk about the woman at the well in John 4 – the story which inspired the name of this podcast. We discuss the vulnerability and transformation in the encounter between Jesus and the woman. We touch on the profundity of the…

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A116 – Lent 2: Genesis 12:1-4a Faith and God’s Faithfulness

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Abraham’s faith and God’s faithfulness are the focus on this week’s podcast. We discuss how radical the particularity of the covenant with Abraham in its ancient context and the theology it introduces which pervades so much of scripture. We refer to Fleming Rutledge’s And God Spoke to Abraham and Brueggemann’s Genesis commentary.

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A115 – Lent 1: Genesis 2, Romans 5, and Matthew 4

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As Lent begins, we go back to the beginning with a focus on Genesis 2. Fran dispels some mistruths about this mythic tale. We ask what it reveals about human identity, freedom, and our propensity to alienate ourselves from one another and creation. We suggest that Genesis 2 and its reception in Romans 5 is…

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