The Podluck

The Podluck

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


January 24, 2023 30 min

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's fine.)  

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January 10, 2023 39 min
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December 9, 2022 35 min

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 are unexpectedly, wonderfully filled.
And ...

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November 29, 2022 37 min

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. And only if yo...

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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 are illuminated by power plants ...

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November 15, 2022 28 min

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

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October 31, 2022 42 min

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 17, 2022 35 min
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October 3, 2022 32 min

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 26, 2022 32 min

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 12, 2022 38 min

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 5, 2022 43 min

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 29, 2022 43 min

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 as w...

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August 22, 2022 37 min
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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August 15, 2022 42 min

Referenced in this podcast are (again) Justo González's commentary on Luke, and the scholarship of Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg who graciously does an extraordinary amount of public theology--much of it on Twitter--you can (and should) follow her at @TheRaDR. 

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August 8, 2022 43 min

Referenced in this episode are the BRILLIANT commentary by Justo González on Luke and this interview with Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright from 2008. 

All readings are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. 

If you're enjoying the show please consider leaving a review wherever you're listening, sharing on social media or supporting on Patreon. 

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August 1, 2022 35 min

JustTexts discussed in this episode are from Proper 14 in the Revised Common Lectionary.
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50: 1-8, 22-23; Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16; Luke 12:32-40.

Sources engaged and uplifted:

Patricia K. Tull's commentary on Isaiah in The Women's Bible Commentary

Randall C. Bailey's work on the concept of "white as snow" in "Race, Class and the Politics of Biblical Transl...

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July 28, 2022 19 min

The Podluck is back! We're going to be walking through the Revised Common Lectionary. Megan maps out why the change and what she hopes we can do together in this audio space. 

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Check out Dr. Alexander John Shaia's work with Quadratos on the Quadratos website. 

You can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

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