The Podluck

The Podluck

The Podluck is a podcast serving up bite-sized of the best theology in thirty minutes or less.

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September 5, 2023 50 mins

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In this episode Jon and I talk about the gender politics in the Barbie movie, and our conversation touches briefly on eating disorders, body image, sexual violence, harassment, and purity culture. Please be aware of these themes and care for yourself accordingly. Make sure you're in a space where that flow of conversation is something you can navigate at the time, and that you drink water and snuggle your ...

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March 7, 2023 33 mins
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February 28, 2023 38 mins
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February 21, 2023 37 mins

Quotes today from the books The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin and This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley.  

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January 24, 2023 30 mins

Quotes in this episode taken from I Want You to Be: On the God of Love  by Tomáš Halík and A Women's Lectionary for the Whole Church by Dr. Wilda C. Gafney.

You can listen to "The Kingdom is Yours" by Common Hymnal here, and maybe have tissues nearby if you cry during songs. (The last time I tried to lead this in a congregational setting I literally couldn't finish the song because I was weeping. It&ap...

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January 17, 2023 42 mins
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January 10, 2023 39 mins
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December 10, 2022 35 mins

Quotes this week taken from the documentary Crip Camp, which you can stream on Netflix. 

Blessed are you who wait for tomatoes. 
Who water and weed and pray for rain and sun.


Blessed are you building a highway in the wilderness, 
Or at least you were, 
Until you were stopped by the zoning board. 


Since when does the wilderness have a process for proposals and approvals anyway? 


Blessed are you who a...

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November 29, 2022 37 mins

Quotes and information this week drawn from Anna Case-Winters' commentary on Matthew, part of the Belief Series

A Blessing for Advent week 2: 
Blessed are you who escaped from the vipers nest. 

Who found yourself growing up in a world that had so thoroughly forgotten the very-goodness baked into its bones and bark that all it offered were tenuous  pathways of escaping calamity with the smell of fire on your heels...

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It's Advent y'all!

Each week during Advent I'm ending the episode with a blessing I wrote, text is included below for reference:

When the World is Ending...or Beginning

Blessed are you who sit in stunned silence in the driveway or parking lot, on the curb for just a moment too long because the illusion has broken yet again

And you remember that twinkling lights strung on gutters and trees...

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November 16, 2022 28 mins

Quotes this week from the Luke commentary of the Belief series, by Justo González and Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. 

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November 1, 2022 42 mins

Quote taken from Justo González's commentary on Luke from the Belief Commentary Series. 

Also, a few impact words toward the end of this episode, so be mindful if you're listening at work or with young children around.

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October 18, 2022 35 mins
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October 4, 2022 32 mins

I'll be on Instagram live this coming Thursday evening (October 6th) at 7pm Central with Kelley Nikondeha talking about her new book The First Advent in Palestine. 


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September 27, 2022 32 mins

Sources cited in this episode:

You Can Talk to God Like That by Abby Norman.

Luke commentary by Justo González as part of the Belief Commentary series.

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder's chapter on Luke in True to Our Native Land.

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September 13, 2022 38 mins

This week I gleaned a lot from the notes in my New Oxford Annotated Bible, which is my favorite study Bible. Highly recommend if you're not quite ready to buy a bunch of commentaries, but you'd still like more background info on the text as you read. 

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September 6, 2022 43 mins

Sources engaged in this episode are The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann, Short Stories by Jesus by Amy-Jill Levine and Clarice J. Martin's chapter on 1-2 Timothy in True to Our Native Land. 

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August 30, 2022 43 mins

Sources mentioned in this podcast include, Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder's commentary on Luke contained in True to Our Native Land and concepts from Dr. Scot McKnight's commentary on Philemon in the New International Commentary series.  I can't remember which episode it was in, but adrienne maree brown talks about the wisdom of mushrooms on her podcast How to Survive The End of The World, which I highly recommend a...

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August 23, 2022 37 mins
In this episode I reference quotes from Dr. Soong-Chan Rah's book Prophetic Lament and Dr. Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder's commentary on Luke 14 in True to Our Native Land.

If you want to learn more about the formation of the Biblical canon and the deuterocanonical books, I love this quick intro from The Bible Project

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