C129 – Pentecost 4

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This week we discuss the healing of Naaman in 2 Kings 5, noting the way the story-teller subverts cultural norms to locate the voice of wisdom and faithfulness in those of the lowest status.  In Luke 10 we encounter the sending of the 72 (70) to go before Jesus and announce the reign of God.

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C112 – Lent 2

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We discuss Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Phil 3:17-4:1;  and Luke 13:31-35.

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C111 – Lent 1

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Robyn sits down with special guest Rev. Prof. Andrew McGowan from Yale University to discuss the nature of lent and the temptations of Jesus in Luke 4:1-13. We refer to Andrew’s book Seven Last Words: Cross and Creation.

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C110 – Transfiguration

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Fran and Robyn discuss themes of change and transformation after divine encounter in Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Cor 3:12-4:2, and Luke 9:28-36.

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C108 – Epiphany 6

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Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Cor 15 12-20, and Luke 6:17-26 are under discussion this week. We refer to Christopher Hays’ book Luke’s Wealth Ethics.

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C 101 – Advent 1

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Fran and Kylie focus on Psalm 25:1-10 and Luke 21: 21-36 and talk about hope and revelation as they appear in both texts. What is it to wait on God, according to the Psalmist? And what does Luke say about our waiting in the light of Christ’s coming? We mention Howard Wallace’s Commentary on Psalms…

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B117 – Easter 3 (Acts 3:12-19, Luke 24:36-48)

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Kylie Crabbe returns to discuss the reaction to Peter healing a man with a mobility impairment in Acts 3. This is a conversation between Jews (Peter and other Israelites) about the nature of God’s power and the continuity between God’s action in the past and in Jesus. Glorifying God and the invitation to repentance are…

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B103 – Advent 3 (Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Luke 1:46-55; John 1:6-8, 19-28)

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Dr Angela Sawyer returns to speak about Isaiah 61, a passage that reflects the concerns of returned exiles, the difficulty of life under colonial rule, and hope in God reversing the fortunes of the marginalised. The alternate to the Psalm this week is Mary’s Magnificat, a song that continues these themes hundreds of years later.…

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