C121 – Easter 4

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Robyn and Fran sit down and talk about Acts 9:36-43, Revelation 7:9-17; John 10:22-30. We mention Willie Jennings’ commentary on Acts, and our episode B118 on Psalm 23

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B140 – Pentecost 18, Proper 21

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Sally Douglas continues in the co-host chair this week, Pentecost 18. She and Fran talk about the enigmatic and troubling story of Esther (7:1-6, 9-10). We note the dynamics of diaspora; the role of human ingenuity and faithfulness in the face of appalling oppression, and name the challenges and possibilities of preaching from Esther. James…

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B 135 – Pentecost 13 (Proper 16)

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We explore themes of incarnation, belief and salvation in John 6:56-69, noting the pattern of rejection that Jesus experiences throughout chapter 6 as the twelve ‘come to believe and know’. We touch on how to talk about the particularity of Jesus and the universal invitation in John’s gospel, and highlight the inseparability of spirit and…

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B129 – Pentecost 7 (Prop 10)

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This week we look at the arrival of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem and David’s joy in 2 Samuel 6:1-5; 12b-19. How might our worship, so often inhibited, reflect David’s joy?  We touch on the nuanced way the presence of God is described in 2 Samuel 6, and the ways people of faith…

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