B143 – Pentecost 21 (Proper 24)

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Fran and Sean continue the conversation on Job for Pentecost 21, namely on Job 38:1-7 (34-41) when God recounts the wonders of her creation to Job. God reminds Job of his creatureliness. We discuss the comfort amidst suffering that might be derived for Job, and us, to be reminded of God’s care at every juncture…

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B 142 – Pentecost 20 (Proper 23)

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For Pentecost 20 Fran and Sean focus on Job’s profound sense of God’s absence in Job 23:1-9; 16-17. We note that Job has loudly rejected the theology  of his friends, who all assert that Job’s suffering is the result of his sin. Job’s is a bold and courageous stance is to defy them, and to…

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B139 – Pentecost 17 (Proper 20)

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This week Sean Winter and Sally Douglas continue to explore texts from Proverbs, James, and Mark. Proverbs 31:10–31 invites reflections on the ways that a portrayal of the ideal wife might point the reader to the figure of Lady Wisdom, and the character of God. James 3:13–4:3, 7–8a offers practical advice as to what wisdom…

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B 138 – Pentecost 16, Proper 19

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Sean and Fran continue a foray into Proverbs (1:20-33), where Wisdom is in the public square decrying those who obstinately refuse to adhere to her precepts;  James 3:1-2, where James warns against the havoc our tongue can cause, and that pivotal chapter in Mark 8:27-38 when Peter confesses Jesus as Messiah.  Themes of speaking, silence…

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B 137 – Pentecost 15 (Proper 18)

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Sean Winter joins the co- host chair for Pentecost 15 where we focus on the nature of wisdom literature in  Proverbs (Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23) and the way this tradition is developed christologically by the writer of James (James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17). Both readings deal with partiality and favouritism; cautioning the faithful against favouring those…

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B 134 – Pentecost 12 (Proper 15)

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Howard Wallace joins Kylie and Fran to explore the end of David’s and beginning of Solomon’s reigns in 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14. We talk about the biased picture the lectionary provides of Solomon. We look at the call pattern evident in Solomon’s taking up the kingship and the model of leadership which 1 Kings portrays…

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