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At Home with the Lectionary

Join Fr. Aaron and Marissa Burt for conversation surrounding the Sunday lectionary texts from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Learn more at www.athomewiththelectionary.com

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Year B, Proper 7
In this episode, we consider the readings for the Proper 7, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 & Psalm 9:9-20 or 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16 & Psalm 133 or Job 38:1-11 & Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-51.We discuss David and Goliath, Paul's authentic personal appeal, and Jesus calming the storm.Notes:--Dwell AppPrayers of the People, Proper 7The Bible Project--Bible Project's video overview of 1 Samuel--Bible Project's video overview of 2 Corinthians--Bible Project's video on the parables of Jesus2:06 Collect 2:36 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49 22:57 Psalm 9:9-2027:28  2 Corinthians 6:1-1336:57  Mark 4:35-51 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
51:59 6/17/24
Year B, Proper 6
In this episode, we consider the readings for the Proper 6, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 & Psalm 20 or Ezekiel 17:22-24 & Psalm 92:1-4, 11-14; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34.We discuss the anointing of David & the rejection of Saul as king, the kingly-military imagery of the Psalm, Paul's determination to be all things to all people, and Jesus' parables of the seeds.Notes:--Dwell AppPrayers of the People, Proper 6Lamb of the Free: Recovering the Varied Sacrificial Understanding of Jesus's Death, by: Andrew Remington RilleraKingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus, by: Robert Farrar CaponThe Bible Project--Bible Project's video overview of 1 Samuel--Bible Project's video overview of 2 Corinthians--Bible Project's video on the parables of Jesus0:47 Collect1:22 1 Samuel 15:34-16:1321:24 Psalm 2031:47  2 Corinthians 5:6-1742:53  Mark 4:26-34 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
62:53 6/10/24
Year B, Proper 5
In this episode, we consider the readings for the Proper 5, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: 1 Samuel 8:4-20, (11:14-15) & Psalm 138 or Genesis 3:8-15 & Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; Mark 3:20-35.We discuss the Israelites request for a king and the implications of rejecting the Lord's governance, Paul's tent-building work in Corinth & his use of that language in his epistle, and navigating the topics of Jesus' brothers and sisters, Beelzebub, and the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit on this side of 2000 years of Christian interpretation.Notes:--Dwell AppPrayers of the People, Proper 5Lamb of the Free: Recovering the Varied Sacrificial Understanding of Jesus's Death, by: Andrew Remington RilleraImaginative illustration with Jesus and his brothers and sisters, by: Liridi ArtThe Bible Project--Bible Project's video overview of 1 Samuel--Bible Project's video overview of 2 Corinthians--Bible Project's video on the Holy Spirit2:01 Collect2:56 1 Samuel 8:4-20, (11:14-15)24:47 Psalm 13827:37  2 Corinthians 4:13-5:137:15  Mark 3:20-35 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
58:55 6/3/24
Year B, Proper 4
In this episode, we consider the readings for the Proper 4, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20) & Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 or Deuteronomy 5:12-15 & Psalm 81:1-10; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; Mark 2:23-3:6.We discuss the sexual abuse and exploitation done by Eli's priest-sons and the beginning of Samuel's prophetic ministry, the movements of Psalm 139, Paul's humility, and the ways hard-hearted religious leaders angered Jesus & rejected the Sabbath & His healing.Notes:--Dwell App--Prayers of the People for Trinity Sunday, Year BThe Bible Project--Bible Project's video overview of 1 Samuel--Bible Project's video overview of 2 Corinthians--Bible Project's video on Sabbath4:08 Collect4:58 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)23:29 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-1741:21  2 Corinthians 4:5-1250:27  Mark 2:23-3:6 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
66:04 5/27/24
Year B, Trinity Sunday
In this episode, we consider the readings for the first Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 29 or Canticle 13; Romans 8:12-17; John 3:1-17.We discuss the year King Uzziah died, the Psalm's depiction of the Lord's power, Paul's discussion of "debtor" and sonship, and Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus.Notes:--Dwell App--Prayers of the People for Trinity Sunday, Year B--Fr. Bruce's discussion of Gen 1-2, Part 1 and Part 2The Bible Project--Bible Project's video overview of Acts--Bible Project's video overview of Pentecost8:11 Collect8:50 Isaiah 6:1-819:45 Psalm 29 or Canticle 1333:04  Romans 8:12-1749:33 John 3:1-17 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
68:58 5/20/24
Year B, Pentecost Sunday
In this episode, we consider the readings for the Day of Pentecost (or Whitsunday), Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:25-37; Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21; John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15We tackle all the reading choices for Pentecost! We consider Paul's iconic words about the world, ourselves & the Spirit groaning in sorrow while waiting in hope, resurrection breath alighting on the Valley of the Dry Bones, the Psalmist's playful wonder at God's creation, the events of Pentecost Day, and Jesus' teaching on the promised Advocate. Notes:--Dwell App--Metrical Collect for Whit-Sunday--Trailer for 2010 documentary "Babies"The Bible Project--Bible Project's video overview of Acts--Bible Project's video overview of Pentecost--Bible Project's video overview of Joel--Bible Project podcast episode on Israel's feasts--Bible Project podcast episode on the Seven Festivals9:01 Collect10:41 Romans 8:22-27 21:57  Ezekiel 37:1-1434:18 Psalm 104:25-37 46:25 Acts 2:1-21 55:44 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
75:32 5/13/24
Year B, 7th Sunday of Easter
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; John 17:6-19.We consider the apostles' selection of Matthias, the Psalmist's contrast between the deeply rooted tree and the chaff, John's words about eternal life, and Jesus' high priestly prayer. Notes:--Prayers of the People for Easter--Dwell App--The Bible Project--Bible Project's video on the resurrection of Jesus--Bible Project's video on 1 JohnLamb of the Free: Recovering the Varied Sacrificial Understanding of Jesus' Death, by: Andrew Remington Rillera7:24 Collect8:03 Acts 1:15-17, 21-2624:56 Psalm 133:02 1 John 5:9-1342:45 John 17:6-19 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
54:11 5/6/24
Year B, 6th Sunday of Easter
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5:1-6; John 15:9-17.We consider the Gentile converts receiving the Holy Spirit, John's teaching on the church family trait of love, and Jesus' teaching on love as laying down one's life for another. Notes:--Prayers of the People for Easter--Dwell App--The Bible Project--Bible Project's video on the resurrection of Jesus--Bible Project's video on 1 JohnLamb of the Free: Recovering the Varied Sacrificial Understanding of Jesus' Death, by: Andrew Remington RilleraChasing Vines, by: Beth Moore2:15 Collect2:49 Acts 10:44-4821:18 Psalm 9829:39 1 John 5:1-644:04 John 15:9-17 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
63:34 4/29/24
Year B, 5th Sunday of Easter
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8. We consider the baptism of the Ethiopian eunuch, John's teaching on love of God and neighbor, and Jesus' metaphor of abiding in the vine.Notes:--Prayers of the People for Easter--Dwell App--The Bible Project--Bible Project's video on the resurrection of Jesus--Bible Project's video on 1 John--Map of Philip's travels in ActsLamb of the Free: Recovering the Varied Sacrificial Understanding of Jesus' Death, by: Andrew Remington RilleraToo Loud a Solitude, by: Bohumil HrabalChasing Vines, by: Beth Moore4:55Collect5:31 Acts 8:26-4033:03 Psalm 22:24-3037:21 1 John 4:7-2153:06 John 15:1-8 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
68:05 4/22/24
Year B, 4th Sunday of Easter
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16-24; John 10:11-18.We consider Peter's testimony to the religious leaders and the Good Shepherd imagery in Psalm 23, John's epistle and Jesus' teaching about Himself.Notes:--Prayers of the People for Easter--Dwell App--The Bible Project--Bible Project's video on the resurrection of Jesus--Bible Project's video on 1 John--Bible Project's series on sin3:43 Collect4:10 Acts 4:5-1221:39 Psalm 2331:09 1 John 3:16-2438:28 John 10:11-18 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
56:49 4/13/24
Year B, 3rd Sunday of Easter
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the third Sunday of Easter, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Acts 3:12-19; Psalm 4; 1 John 3:1-7; Luke 24:36b-48.We consider Peter's sermon at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, the bedtime Psalm, John's exhortations regarding following Jesus in word and deed, and Jesus' final resurrected appearance.The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, by: Fleming RutledgeNotes:--Prayers of the People for Easter--Dwell App--The Bible Project--Bible Project's video on the resurrection of Jesus--Bible Project's video on 1 John--Bible Project's series on sin1:36 Collect2:07 Acts 3:12-1922:06 Psalm 431:47 1 John 3:1-746:04 Luke 24:36b-48 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
57:38 4/7/24
Year B, 2nd Sunday of Easter
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the second Sunday of Easter, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Acts 4:32-35; Psalm 133; 1 John 1:1-2:2; John 20:19-31.We discuss the early church's unity and generosity, John's instructions to Christians about sin, and the resurrected Christ's encounter with Thomas & all who say, "I have seen the Lord!" The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, by: Fleming RutledgeNotes:--Marissa's reflection on the women at the tomb.--Prayers of the People for Easter --Dwell App--The Bible Project--Bible Project's video on the resurrection of Jesus--Bible Project's video on 1 John10:23 Collect10:52 Acts 4:32-3527:28 Psalm 13335:38 1 John 1:1-2:247:22 John 20:19-31 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
68:30 3/31/24
Stations of the Cross
Join us for an audio walk through of the Stations of the Cross. If you'd like a printable pdf of this liturgy, please email athomewiththelectionary[at]gmail.com Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
17:33 3/28/24
Year B, Easter Sunday
In this episode, we discuss the readings for Easter Sunday, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Isaiah 25:6-9; Acts 10:34-43; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8. We consider Psalmist's and Isaiah's gorgeous words describing the fulfillment of long-awaited hope, Peter's and Paul's encapsulation of the Gospel available for all, and Mark's cliffhanger storytelling.--Marissa's reflection on the women at the tomb.--Ari Lamm's thread on Cain and Abel--Aaron song (will add once he can locate it - haha!)You can also listen to our homespun pandemic-friendly two-part reader's theater version of the passion narrative here.Notes:--Prayers of the People for Easter Sunday--Making an Easter garden with children--Dwell App--The Bible Project--Bible Project's video on the crucifixion of Jesus--Bible Project's video on the resurrection of Jesus3:10 Collects4:34 Isaiah 25:6-912:27 Acts 10:34-4326:54 1 Corinthians 15:1-1134:35 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-2452:11 Mark 16:1-8 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
70:08 3/24/24
Year B, Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, Year B in the Lectionary cycle: Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16 & Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Mark 14:1-15:47.We discuss the way the words of the Psalms and prophets connect with Jesus' experience during Holy Week, Paul's exhortation to follow Jesus' example of humility, and approaches to preaching the Passion texts.You can also listen to our homespun pandemic-friendly two-part reader's theater version of the passion narrative here.Notes:--Fernando Ortega's album The Crucifixion of Jesus--Guide for hour-long prayer vigil for Maundy Thursday/Good Friday--Making an Easter garden with children.--Prayers of the People for Palm Sunday The Bible Project--Bible Project's video on the crucifixion of Jesus0:00 Discussion of Holy Week12:18 Collect12:54 Mark 11:1-1123:29 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-2930:42 Isaiah 50:4-9a37:42 Psalm 31:9-1642:22 Philippians 2:5-1149:01 Mark 14:1-15:47 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
60:34 3/19/24
Year B, Lent 5
In this episode, we consider the readings for the fifth Sunday of Lent, Year B:Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-13 or 119:9-16; Hebrews 5:5-10; John 12:20-33We discuss penitence and repentance, the kindness of God in turning our hearts toward Him, and the multilayered witness of the ScripturesLent: Season of Repentance & Renewal, by: Dr. Esau McCaulleyPrimer on LentThe Chosen Season 4Bible Project AppReader's Theater Scripts and episodeNotes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on Melchizedek--Bible Project video on Ephesians2:04 Collect3:02 Jeremiah 31:31-3420:14 Psalm 51:1-13 or 119:9-1630:36 Hebrews 5:5-1041:55 John 12:20-33 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
60:12 3/11/24
Year B, Lent 4
In this episode, we consider the readings for the fourth Sunday of Lent, Year B:Numbers 21:4-9; Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21We discuss the bronze serpent, the Psalm's depiction of the Lord answering cries for help, people being God's workmanship, and Jesus' words to Nicodemus.Lent: Season of Repentance & Renewal, by: Dr. Esau McCaulleyPrimer on LentThe Chosen Season 4Podcast transcript from The Bible Project that discusses the bronze serpentNotes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on Numbers--Bible Project video on Ephesians3:35 Collect4:04  Numbers 21:4-925:57 Psalm 107:1-331:59 Ephesians 2:1-1042:01 John 3:14-21 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
59:08 3/4/24
Year B, Lent 3
In this episode, we consider the readings for the third Sunday of Lent, Year B:Exodus 20:1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1:18-25; John 2:13-22We discuss how the Ten Commandments show what God is like, David's reflection on the beauty of God's work and words, Paul's commitment to preach the cross, & Jesus cleansing the temple.Lent: Season of Repentance & Renewal, by: Dr. Esau McCaulleyPrimer on LentThe Chosen Season 4Lewis' The Weight of GloryNotes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on Mark--Bible Project video on Genesis2:51 Collect3:36 Exodus 20:1-1730:50 Psalm 1939:53 1 Corinthians 1:18-2546:53 John 2:13-22 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
59:44 2/24/24
Year B, Lent 2
In this episode, we consider the readings for the second Sunday of Lent, Year B:Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:22-30; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38.We discussed Abram's response of faith, Paul's argument for righteousness by faith rather than the Law,  Jesus' rebuke of Peter and exhortation to take up our cross and die and how, in Christ, death is Good News actually.Pastor Chelsea Pecks' sermon on the transfigurationLent: Season of Repentance & Renewal, by: Dr. Esau McCaulleyPrimer on LentNotes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on Mark--Bible Project video on Genesis2:46 Collect3:54 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-1621:58 Psalm 22:22-3027:29 Romans 4:13-2545:10 Mark 8:31-38 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
60:36 2/20/24
Year B, Lent 1
In this episode, we consider the readings for the first Sunday of Lent, Year B: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-9; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15We discuss the Noahic promise, Peter's description of the harrowing of hell, and Jesus' baptism time in the wilderness & preaching ministry.Pastor Chelsea Pecks' sermon on the transfigurationLent: Season of Repentance & Renewal, by: Dr. Esau McCaulleyPrimer on LentNotes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on Mark--Bible Project video on 1 Peter--Bible Project video on Genesis9:43 Collect10:24  Genesis 9:8-1723:00 Psalm 25:1-929:321 Peter 3:18-2238:21 Mark 1:9-15 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
53:35 2/11/24
Year B, Epiphany Last & Transfiguration Sunday
In this episode, we consider the readings for the last Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B:2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9We discuss Elijah ascending in the whirlwind, the integrity described in the Psalm, Paul's vocation to preach Christ alone, and Jesus' transfiguration.Canterbury House - look for recording of Dr. Bruce Waltke's seminars on Genesis 1Lent: Season of Repentance & Renewal, by: Dr. Esau McCaulleyNotes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on Mark--Bible Project video on 2 Corinthians--Bible Project video on 1 and 2 Kings4:03 Collect7:11  2 Kings 2:1-1218:35 Psalm 50:1-628:30 2 Corinthians 4:3-635:52 Mark 9:2-9 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
56:10 2/4/24
Year B, 5th Sunday after the Epiphany
In this episode, we consider the readings for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B:Isaiah 40:21-31; Psalm 147:1-12, 21c; 1 Corinthians 9:16-23; Mark 1:29-39We discuss the Lord's sustaining power, the beauty of the Psalm, Paul's defense of our rights and exhortation to lay them down for the good of others, and Jesus' preaching, exorcising & healing work in Galilee.Canterbury House - look for recording of Dr. Bruce Waltke's seminars on Genesis 1Notes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on Mark --Bible Project video on 1 Corinthians--Bible Project video on unclean spirits0:40 Collect1:04  Isaiah 40:21-3110:02 Psalm 147:1-12, 21c19:39 1 Corinthians 9:16-2331:15 Mark 1:29-39 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
52:14 1/28/24
Year B, 4th Sunday after the Epiphany
In this episode, we consider the readings for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B:Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13; Mark 1:21-28We discuss Moses' words about a future prophet, Paul's instruction regarding love and knowledge, and Jesus' authority in His teaching and work, particularly regarding unclean spirits.Canterbury House - look for recording of Dr. Bruce Waltke's seminars on Genesis 1Notes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on 1 Corinthians--Bible Project video on unclean spirits2:01 Collect2:26  Deuteronomy 18:15-2023:11 Psalm 11131:26 1 Corinthians 8:1-1347:14 Mark 1:21-28 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
66:56 1/22/24
Year B, 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
In this episode, we consider the readings for the third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B:Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:6-14; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20.We discuss Jonah's response to the Lord's mercy, the Psalm's reminder of the Lord's trustworthiness, Paul's parallel instructions indicating the ephemeral nature of this world, and the disciples' immediate response to Jesus' call.Notes:Dwell AppThe Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ, by: Fleming RutledgeEcclesiastes in the NLT--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on 1 Corinthians--Bible Project video on themes in Ecclesiastes--Bible Project overview of Ecclesiastes--Bible Project video on Jonah2:04 Collect2:37  Jonah 3:1-5, 1030:42 Psalm 62:6-1440:19 1 Corinthians 7:29-3148:58 Mark 1:14-20 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
61:40 1/13/24
Year B, 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
In this episode, we consider the readings for the second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year B:1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20); Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; John 1:43-41.We discuss the Lord calling Samuel to prophetic ministry, David's wonder at God's workmanship in creating him, Paul's exhortation regarding sexual immorality and the body, and Jesus' personal call to Nathanael.Notes:Dwell AppThe Kingdom of Children: A Liberation Theology, by: R L Stollar--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on 1 Corinthians--Bible Project article on the body as a temple1:10 Collect2:40  1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20)17:18 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-1731:12 1 Corinthians 6:12-2049:51 John 1:43-41 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
66:59 1/8/24
Year B, 1st Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord
In this episode, we consider the readings for the first Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord, Year B:Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19:1-7 & Mark 1:4-11. We discuss the imagery of light and darkness, water and dove, as well as the descriptions of God's voice as we consider the baptism of Jesus.Notes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project article on Jesus' Baptism--Project podcast on chaotic waters & baptism--Resources from Dr. Michael Heiser on the worldview of the Ancient Near East--Interview with Bible Project & Dr. Heiser re: God's Name--Reconciliation Anglican Church in Bellingham3:09 Collect3:49  Genesis 1:1-510:26 Psalm 2923:30 Acts 19:1-739:01 Mark 1:4-11 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
51:31 1/1/24
Year B, First Sunday After Christmas
In this episode, we consider the readings for the first Sunday after Christmas, Year B:Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147 or 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18.We discuss the imagery of God's deliverance being like a torch in the darkness or the breaking of dawn and the prologue to the Gospel of John. Notes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on the prologue to John's Gospel--Marissa writing about Mary's arc on Substack in "The Stories Mary Could Tell.""Any Greek reader would recognize the use of Logos (“In thebeginning was the Logos”) as their concept of a transcendent entity and would understand that John was proclaiming Jesus to be the embodiment of Logos.Similarly, any Jewish reader would recognize John’s opening words in John 1:1 as a reference back to Genesis 1:1 (“In the beginning”) and would understand that John was proclaiming Jesus to be God and creator.In a few brief opening words, therefore, John captures the attention and instructs the minds of both Jews and Greeks. " Article by: Mwindula Mbewe of Logos10:05 Collect10:35  Isaiah 61:10-62:318:34 Psalm 147 or 147:13-2126:13 Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-744:58 John 1:1-18 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
64:35 12/24/23
Advent 4, Year B
In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 4, Year B:2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 or Canticle 3 or Canticle 15; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 (39-55)We discuss David's desire to build a temple for the God who is present in places beyond imagining, Paul's magnificent closing benediction to the church in Rome, and Mary's and Elizabeth's prophetic hymnody alongside the mystery of the incarnation.Notes:"God had a birthweight.That thought stunned me into silence this week. God, who exhales stars and cloaks himself in comets, who whittles entire woods and sings the sunrise. The High King himself, the carver of jagged mountain peaks, the weaver of wildflower meadows, took on the crushing human limitations of skin and bones, ‘contracted to a span, incomprehensibly made man’ (Wesley).How much did God incarnate weigh at birth?What is the price per pound of peace on earth?I’ll post a liturgy tomorrow for week three of Advent, the Shepherd’s Candle of Joy, today though I’m taking several prayer-full breaths and sitting with the reality of incarnation and the indescribable hope of our immanent Emmanuel." - Charissa SylviaLink to Audio SermonsBook Recommendations for the Season of Advent:-IVP's "Fullness of Time" series: Advent: The Season of Hope, by: Rev. Tish Harrison Warren-Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas-Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ, by: Fleming RutledgeNotes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project podcast transcript on the Magnificat--Bible Project video series on word studies for Advent--Bible Project study guide for the season of Advent3:28 Collect4:24  2 Samuel 7:1-11, 1620:19 Romans 16:25-2730:48 Luke 1:26-38 (39-55) Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
53:09 12/19/23
Year B, Advent 3
In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 3, Year B:Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126 or Canticle 15; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28.We consider Isaiah's prophecy of hope, the Psalm's longing for restoration, the benediction to the Thessalonians to stay in it, and John the Baptist's identity as a voice in the wilderness. Notes:Link to Audio SermonsBook Recommendations for the Season of Advent:-IVP's "Fullness of Time" series: Advent: The Season of Hope, by: Rev. Tish Harrison Warren-Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas-Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ, by: Fleming RutledgeNotes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on latter half of Isaiah--Bible Project video on 1 Thessalonians--Bible Project video on Gospel of John--Bible Project video series on word studies for Advent--Bible Project study guide for the season of AdventOther Resources:--Dwell App--Metrical Collects--Prayers for Advent2:48 Collect3:16  Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-1121:44 Psalm 126 or Canticle 1532:24 1 Thessalonians 5:16-2438:57 John 1:6-8, 19-28 Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
59:16 12/11/23
Year B, Advent 2
In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 2, Year B: Isaiah 40:1-11; Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8 We discuss Isaiah's contrasting imagery of military might and gentleness, Peter's description of the day of the Lord, and the ministry of John the Baptizer.Notes:-Link to Marissa's post re: Isaiah 64:6 and Advent 1-Fernando Ortega's All Flesh Is Like the Grass -Fernando Ortega's Prepare the Way O ZionBook Recommendations for the Season of Advent:-IVP's "Fullness of Time" series: Advent: The Season of Hope, by: Rev. Tish Harrison Warren-Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas-Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ, by: Fleming RutledgeNotes:--The Bible Project--Bible Project video on latter half of Isaiah--Bible Project video on 2 Peter--Bible Project video on Gospel of Mark--Bible Project video series on word studies for Advent--Bible Project study guide for the season of AdventOther Resources:--Dwell App--Metrical Collects--Prayers for Advent Year A8:13 Collect9:18  Isaiah 40:1-1121:32 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-1326:35 2 Peter 3:8-15a43:20 Mark 1:1-8Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google. Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.
61:34 12/4/23