C123 – Easter 6

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Sally and Robyn discuss the activity of the Holy Spirit, Lydia, New Jerusalem, and much more in this week’s jam-packed episode. The readings are Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67, Rev 21:10, 22-22:5, and John 5:1-9 or 14:23-29.

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C120 – Easter 3

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In this episode, U-Wen and Robyn discuss the role of Ananias in bringing Saul into the Christian community (Acts 9:1-20), Peter’s restoration to discipleship and mission (John 21:1-19), and the entire creation’s worship of the Lamb and enthroned one in Revelation (Rev 5:11-14). All exemplify the kinds of faithful responses to the resurrection available to…

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C119 – Easter 2

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Robyn and U-Wen discuss the lectionary readings from Acts 5:27-32, Rev 1:4-8, and John 20:19-31. Each record responses to the resurrection, the activity of the Spirit, the role of forgiveness, and early Christian witness to the resurrection. We mention Willie Jenning’s Acts Commentary,  this book on Revelation, Frank Moloney’s Reading Revelation at Easter, and U-Wen’s…

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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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B 148 – Pentecost 26 (Proper 29) Reign of Christ

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Carolyn and Fran take a more thematic approach to this week’s readings (Revelation 1:4b-8 and John 18:33-37) on the occasion of Reign of Christ Sunday, and explore the subversive intent behind the church’s establishment of the celebration. We note the enigmatic character of the book of Revelation, but highlight the very worldly and promisory message…

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A152 – All Saints / Pentecost 22 (1 John 3; Rev 7; Matt 23:1-12)

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A152 - All Saints / Pentecost 22 (1 John 3; Rev 7; Matt 23:1-12)
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Rev. Dr. Sunny Chen joins us for a conversation about the Greek words for love, resurrection promises, preaching for All Saints (All Souls) day, and Christian leadership.  The All Saints readings discussed are: 1 John 3:1-3, Revelation 7:19-17, and Matt 5:1-12. Those following the regular Sunday passages can hear a discussion of the Matthew 23…

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