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Pulpit Fiction Podcast

Pulpit Fiction is a podcast hosted by Rev. Eric Fistler and Rev. Robb McCoy. It is a conversation guided by the Revised Common Lectionary, and includes thoughts about pop culture and current events. It is for preachers looking for inspiration as well as any person of faith willing to think critically about their faith and the Bible.

Tracks

506: Bible study for Proper 22C (10/2/2022)
NOTES, LINKS, AND COMMENTARY Voice in the Wilderness: 2 Timothy 1:1-14 with Bryan Odeen Gospel Reading:  Luke 17:5-10  - Increase Our Faith Second Reading: Lamentations 1:1-6; Lamentations 3:19-26  
52:37 09/24/2022
505: Bible study for Proper 21C (9/25/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY [5:33] Voice in the Wilderness - 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Faith in God, not in riches with Chris Strickland [8:50] Gospel Reading: Luke 16:19-31 Rich man and Lazarus [29:15] Second Reading: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Jeremiah buys a field    
50:26 09/17/2022
504: Bible study for Proper 20C (9/18/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Voice in the Wilderness with Cheryl Kerr 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Gospel Reading: Luke 16:1-13 Second Reading: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 TIME STAMPS Voice in the Wilderness - 5:33 Gospel Reading - 10:26 Second Reading - 30:53
46:54 09/11/2022
503: Bible study for Proper 19C (9/11/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Gospel Reading: Luke 15:1-10 The lost coin and lost sheep Voice in the Wilderness: Timothy 1:12-17 Second Reading: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Jeremiah sees destruction TIME STAMPS: Voice in the Wilderness - 9:08 Gospel - 13:52 Hebrew Bible - 39:02
54:51 09/04/2022
502: Bible study for Proper 18C (9/4/2022)
Gospel Reading (6:54) Luke 14:25-33 Carry your own cross Second reading (32:00) Jeremiah 18:1-11 The potter and the clay Special Guest: Melissa Meyers  
48:32 08/26/2022
501: Bible study for Proper 17C (8/28/2022)
Gospel Reading: Luke 14:1, 7-14 Look Who's Coming to Dinner Second Reading: Jeremiah 2:4-13 Why have you forsaken me? TIME STAMPS Gospel Reading -- 7:15 Second Reading -- 28:00
52:02 08/20/2022
500: Bible study for Proper 16C (8/21/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Gospel Reading: Luke 13:10-17 - Healing on the Sabbath Second Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10 - I know you TIME STAMPS Gospel Reading = 9:00 Second Reading = 32:20
59:20 08/13/2022
499: Bible study for Proper 15C (8/14/2022)
NOTES, COMMENTARY, AND LINKS Gospel Reading: Luke 12:49-56 Fiery, Rarely-quoted Jesus Second Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7 The Lord’s Vineyard TIME STAMPS Luke 12:49-56 -- 4:00 Isaiah 5:1-7 -- 20:40
51:45 08/06/2022
TNS 9-10: Shannon T.L. Kearns
A conversation with Shannon T.L. Kearns, ordained Priest, author, playwright, co-creator of QueerTheology.com, about his latest book "In the Margins: A Transgender Man's Journey with Scripture." With special guest co-host Will Ed Green. Website: QueerTheology.com Website: ShannonTLKearns.com Twitter: @ShannonTlKearns  
52:13 08/05/2022
498: Bible study for Proper 14C (8/7/2022)
NOTES, QUOTES, LINKS, AND COMMENTARY Gospel Reading: Luke 12:32-40 Storing treasure in barns Second Reading:  Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Isaiah’s first oracle TIME STAMPS Gospel Reading 4:33 Second Reading 24:00 GUEST CO-HOST: Melissa Meyers Melissa Meyers is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and has grown up in the Northern Illinois area and attended school in the Midwest.  Freeport She has served appointments in the Northern IL Conference (which most have been Faith United Methodist Churches!)  Melissa is passionate about ministry in the 21st century, connecting generations together, creativity, spending time with her nieces & nephew, and pop culture. It is her not-so-secret desire to have her own reality show someday. You can find her on most social media platforms @pastormelissa.    
44:32 07/30/2022
497: Bible study for Proper 13C (7/31/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY 5:33 Gospel reading: Luke 12:13-21 Storing treasure in barns 25:24 Second reading:  Hosea 11:1-11 God’s parental compassion SPECIAL GUEST CO-HOST: Will Ed Green Rev. Will Ed Green is an Arkansan in diaspora, cat dad to two Siamese cats, and an out-and-proud queer clergy person currently serving as the Lead Pastor of Silver Spring United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. Will is particularly passionate about plumbing the depths of the Biblical texts as a wellspring of hope, inspiration, and holy instigation for the work of justice, mercy, and inclusion. When he’s not at work, you’ll routinely find him in a kayak, on a hiking trail, or putzing around resale shops for his next furniture refinishing project. 
42:22 07/26/2022
496: Bible study for Proper 12C (7/24/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Gospel Reading: Luke 11:1-13 Jesus teaches how to pray Second Reading:  Hosea 1:2-10 Hosea’s odd marriage GUEST CO-HOST: Rev. Will Ed Green TIME STAMPS: Gospel Reading: 2:27 Second Reading: 26:16  
50:15 07/16/2022
495: Bible study for Proper 11C (7/17/2022)
BIBLE STUDY NOTES, QUOTES, AND LINKS Gospel Reading: Luke 10:38-42  Mary and Martha Second Reading Amos 8:1-12 a basket of summer fruit TIME STAMPS: Gospel Reading - 3:00 Second Reading - 20:46 SPECIAL GUEST HOST: Will Ed Green Rev. Will Ed Green is an Arkansan in diaspora, cat dad to two Siamese cats, and an out-and-proud queer clergy person currently serving as the Lead Pastor of Silver Spring United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. Will is particularly passionate about plumbing the depths of the Biblical texts as a wellspring of hope, inspiration, and holy instigation for the work of justice, mercy, and inclusion. When he’s not at work, you’ll routinely find him in a kayak, on a hiking trail, or putzing around resale shops for his next furniture refinishing project.   
45:54 07/09/2022
494: Bible study for Proper 10C (7/10/2022)
BIBLE STUDY NOTES, LINKS, AND COMMENTS Gospel Reading: Luke 10:25-37   Second Reading: Amos 7:7-17  TIME STAMPS: Gospel Reading: 5:24 Hebrew Bible Reading: 28:51 GUEST CO-HOST: Will Ed Green Rev. Will Ed Green is an Arkansan in diaspora, cat dad to two Siamese cats, and an out-and-proud queer clergy person currently serving as the Lead Pastor of Silver Spring United Methodist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. Will is particularly passionate about plumbing the depths of the Biblical texts as a wellspring of hope, inspiration, and holy instigation for the work of justice, mercy, and inclusion. When he’s not at work, you’ll routinely find him in a kayak, on a hiking trail, or putzing around resale shops for his next furniture refinishing project. 
53:29 07/02/2022
493: Bible study for Proper 9C (7/3/2022)
BIBLE STUDY NOTES, QUESTIONS, AND LINKS Gospel Reading begins at 12:28:  Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 The Sending and Return of the 72 Second Reading begins at 38:28: 2 Kings 5:1-14 Elisha heals Naaman
65:01 06/24/2022
Bible study for Proper 8C (6/26/2022)
STUDY NOTES AND COMMENTARY Gospel Reading:  Luke 9:51-62 Jesus heads toward Jerusalem Second Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Elijah hitches a ride Epistle Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-25 with Chris Strickland
58:16 06/17/2022
491: Bible Study for Proper 7C (6/19/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Gospel Reading: Luke 8:26-39 The Gerasene and the pigs Second Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-15 Elijah hears God in the quiet Epistle Reading: Galatians 3:23-29 neither Jew nor Greek Special Guest Co-Host: Terrell Carter Terrell Carter, DMin, is a minister, nonprofit executive, and educator residing in St. Louis, MO. For 30 years, he has filled multiple positions in traditional church contexts, including pastor. In addition to his ministry experience, Terrell has served three community development corporations as executive director. He has also held various positions within higher education, including as professor and vice president. He regularly contributes to the broader church life through his writings, which include multiple books and monthly columns in faith-based and secular sources. 
59:17 06/09/2022
490: Bible study for Trinity Sunday, Year C (6/12/2022)
Robb McCoy and special guest co-host Terrell Carter discuss John 16:12-15 and Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31. NOTES AND COMMENTARY   Terrell Carter, DMin, is a minister, nonprofit executive, and educator residing in St. Louis, MO. For 30 years, he has filled multiple positions in traditional church contexts, including pastor. In addition to his ministry experience, Terrell has served three community development corporations as executive director. He has also held various positions within higher education, including as professor and vice president. He regularly contributes to the broader church life through his writings, which include multiple books and monthly columns in faith-based and secular sources.   
42:56 06/04/2022
489: Bible study for Pentecost, Year C (6/5/2022)
Voice in the Wilderness: Romans 8:14-17 with Mason Parks Gospel Reading: Acts 2:1-21 Pentecost and Peter’s Sermon Second Reading: John 14:8-17, 25-27 Jesus promises the Advocate
48:25 05/29/2022
488: Bible study for the 7th Sunday of Easter (5/29/2022)
NOTES ON ALL THREE PASSAGES Voice in the Wilderness: Acts 16:16-34 with Paul and Silas with Sarah Renfro Gospel Reading: John 17:20-26 Jesus prays for his disciples Second Reading: Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 The Holy City
46:49 05/21/2022
487: Bible Study for the 6th Sunday of Easter, Year C
Bible Study Notes  JOHN 14:23-29 REVELATION 21:10, 22-22:5 ACTS 16:9-15
53:30 05/15/2022
TNS 9-9: Brian McLaren
A conversation with Brian McLaren, author, speaker, activist, and public theologian about his latest book, Do I Stay Christian? A Guide for the Doubters, the Disappointed and the Disillusioned. Find more of Brian McLaren's great work at: Website: brianmclaren.net Twitter: @brianmclaren Facebook His books
55:57 05/12/2022
486: Easter 5C (5/15/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Voice in the Wilderness: Acts 11:1-18 Peter’s Dream with John DeMuth Gospel Reading: John 13:31-35 Love Commandment Second Reading: Revelation 21:1-6 New Heaven and Earth
47:55 05/07/2022
TNS 9-8: Terrell Carter
A conversation with Terrell Carter, author, artist, pastor, and executive director of Rise Community Development about two of his recent books: Taking Apart Bootstrap Theology: Gospel of Generosity and Justice and The Gospel According to Broadway. TerrellCarter.net @tcarterstl Other books by Terrell Carter: Healing Racial Divides: Finding Strength in Our Diversity Leadership in Black and White: Practical Suggestions for the Church to Become a Healing Presence within Divided Communities Walking the Blue Line: A Police Officer Turned Community Activist Provides Solutions to the Racial Divide Police on a Pedestal: Responsible Policing in a Culture of Worship
64:09 04/28/2022
485: Easter 4C (5/8/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Voice in the Wilderness: Acts 9:36-43 The raising of Tabitha with Krista Zimmerman Gospel Reading: John 10:22-30 Jesus on Solomon’s Porch Second Reading: Revelation 7:9-17 
48:47 04/28/2022
484: Easter 3C (5/1/2022)
Voice in the Wilderness: Acts 9:1-20 The Calling of Saul with Tremaine Combs Gospel Reading: John 21: 1-19 Resurrection fishing. Second Reading: Revelation 5:11-14 
46:32 04/24/2022
483: Easter 2C (4/24/2022)
Voice in the Wilderness: Acts 5:27-32 with Karla Seyb-Stockton, Words to Live By Blog Gospel Readings: John 20:19-31 Jesus Appear to the Disciples  Second Reading: Revelation 1:4-8 Alpha and Omega
59:06 04/16/2022
482: Easter C (4/17/2022)
NOTES AND COMMENTARY Voice in the Wilderness: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 with Stephen Fearing Gospel Reading: Luke 24:1-12  Second Reading: Acts 10:34-43 
52:30 04/09/2022
481: Good Friday (4/15/2022)
Bible Study and Sermon Prep Show and Notes  1:41 - John 18:12-27 34:20 - John 18:28-40 1:03:40 - John 19:1-16a 1:30:36 - John 19:16b-22 Sponsor: Opening Music: "Misirlou" Dick Dale and the Del Tones Closing Song by Bryan Odeen
104:18 04/09/2022
480: Maundy Thursday (4/14/2022)
Click here for Notes John 13:1-17, 31b-35 Sponsor: Opening Music: "Misirlou" Dick Dale and the Del Tones Closing Song by Bryan Odeen
38:20 04/08/2022