A151 – Pentecost 20 (Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Psalm 90; 1 Thess 2; Matt 22:34-46)

 
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Rev Dev Anandarajan joins us for a conversation about Moses’ humble leadership in the story of his death in Deut 32. Moses is not heard bargaining with God over not getting into the promised land. The story stresses, instead, the centrality of the journey of obedience for a people ‘on the way’. Dev explores psalm…

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A133 – Pentecost 4: The Binding of Isaac and True Hospitality (Gen 22 & Matt 10)

 
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This week Robyn and Fran focus on Genesis 22:1-14 – the sacrifice or binding of Isaac. Is this an appalling story of an appalling God? Or a call to obedience in God at all costs? Or a rejection of child sacrifice? We talk about the text being silent on the characters’ psychological dynamics, because of…

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