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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May 26, 2021 45 min

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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During this series I'll be drawing from the following sources: 
The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Matthew for Everyone by N.T. Wright
Three Months with Matthew by Justo L. González
True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary edited by Brian K. Blount
The Women's Bible Commentary edited by Carol A. Newsom
Matthew: A Theological Commentary on the Bible by Anna Case-Winters

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A little detour on our Matthew road trip to talk with author and speaker, Tiffany Bluhm!

Make sure you take a moment to read more about Tiffany's work on her website, subscribe to her podcast Why Tho? and pick up your own copy of Prey Tell.


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April 8, 2021 29 min

During this series I'll be drawing from the following sources: 
The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Matthew for Everyone by N.T. Wright
Three Months with Matthew by Justo L. González
True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary edited by Brian K. Blount
The Women's Bible Commentary edited by Carol A. Newsom
Matthew: A Theological Commentary on the Bible by Anna Case-Winters

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March 24, 2021 29 min

I couldn't find the clip from Beauty and the Beast I referenced, so if you don't know what I'm talking about...sorry. 

During this series I'll be drawing from the following sources: 
The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Matthew for Everyone by N.T. Wright
Three Months with Matthew by Justo L. González
True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary edited by Brian K. Blount
The Women's Bible Com...

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March 17, 2021 26 min

The quote I share in this episode is from Three Months with Matthew  by Justo L. González. 

During this series I'll be drawing from the following sources: 
The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Matthew for Everyone by N.T. Wright
Three Months with Matthew by Justo L. González
True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary edited by Brian K. Blount
The Women's Bible Commentary edited by Carol A. Newsom
Matth...

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The quote I share from Dr. Michael Joseph Brown is from his entry on Matthew in the commentary True to Our Native Land.

During this series I'll be drawing from the following sources: 
The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Matthew for Everyone by N.T. Wright
Three Months with Matthew by Justo L. González
True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary edited by Brian K. Blount
The Women's Bible Commentary ed...

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Rev. Alyssa Peterson-DeWitt is a writer, chaplain and sacred space holder. She is ordained in the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). You can connect with Rev. Alyssa on Twitter or Instagram, and sign up for her weekly Zoom prayer through her website.


For weekly centering exercises based on each episode, please join me over on Patreon. 

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February 24, 2021 27 min

Matthew 1:1-17

I reference Carolyn Custis James' post "The Fab Four" in this episode.

During this series I'll be drawing from the following sources: 
The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Matthew for Everyone by N.T. Wright
Three Months with Matthew by Justo L. González
True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary edited by Brian K. Blount
The Women's Bible Commentary edited by Carol A. Newsom...

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February 17, 2021 16 min

Join me on Friday's on Patreon throughout this season for centering work based on this episode.

Three important questions to consider when approaching Scripture:
1) Who am I? (What is your social location? What is your context? What are your assumptions?)

2) Who is the author(s) of this text? Who is their audience?

3) So What?

For more background on different books of the Bible or biblical themes online check out
The Bible Projec...

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February 17, 2021 12 min

Join me on Patreon for centering reflections on Fridays throughout this season. 

I'll be reading from the New Revised Standard Version unless otherwise noted. 


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February 17, 2021 15 min

Join me on Friday's over on Patreon during this series for centering practices based on the weekly episodes. 

During this series I'll be drawing from the following sources:  
The Jewish Annotated New Testament
Matthew for Everyone by N.T. Wright 
Three Months with Matthew by Justo L. González 
True to Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary edited by Brian K. Blount
The Women's Bible Commentary edited by...

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February 9, 2021 49 min

Jessica is a writer, theologian and editor. She has two books, The Long Night and 365 Days of Peace.

You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, or visit her website to learn more about her work. 

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February 5, 2021 69 min

Holly is the founder of the nonprofit Rise, whose mission is to connect, equip and empower people to build a Church where women thrive. People are her passion. Rest for her is hot tea, good books, painted nails & delicious food shared with good people. She lives with her beloved dog Jack in Fort Worth, Texas.

You can follow Holly's work on Twitter and Instagram

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February 3, 2021 49 min

Lyndsey Medford is Director of Discipleship at Two Rivers United Methodist Church in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an indecorous Southerner, an erstwhile evangelical, and an inexpert advocate for justice. She also manages autoimmune disease and a tiny front-yard garden.

Lyndsey holds a Master's degree in Theology from Boston University, but she's most proud of her improv theater, food pantry, and gluten-free baking bona...

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Michelle Van Loon is the author of six books, including Becoming Sage: Cultivating Maturity, Purpose, and Spirituality at Midlife (Moody Publishers, 2020). Michelle is a longtime contributor to Christianity Today, In Touch magazine, and is the co-founder of ThePerennialGen.com, a website for midlife women and men. She’s married to Bill, and is mother of three and grandmother of two. Learn more about her writing and speaking ministr...

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Stephanie Tait is a writer and speaker serving at the crossroads of joy and pain.

You can read her work online at stephanietaitwrites.com or follow her on social media at @StephTaitWrites on Twitter and @StephanieTaitWrites on Instagram.

Her book, The View from Rock Bottom, is available wherever books are sold. 

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Rev. Lawrence T. Richardson is a pastor, prophet, digital evangelist and author. He is a graduate of St. Catherine University and Liberty Seminary.  Rev. Richardson is on staff as lead minister at Linden Hills UCC, is a media trainer for Auburn Seminary and works as an executive clergy coach for the Center for Progressive Renewal. 

The author of, I Know What Heaven Looks Like, Rev. Richardson writes about and advocates for LGBTQ peo...

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Rev. Lawrence T. Richardson is a pastor, prophet, digital evangelist and author. He is a graduate of St. Catherine University and Liberty Seminary.  Rev. Richardson is on staff as lead minister at Linden Hills UCC, is a media trainer for Auburn Seminary and works as an executive clergy coach for the Center for Progressive Renewal. 

The author of, I Know What Heaven Looks Like, Rev. Richardson writes about and advocates for LGBTQ peo...

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Beth Watkins spent 6 years working in North and East Africa with vulnerable populations and now lives in Baltimore, MD where she works with humanitarian immigrants and resettled refugees. Beth is a writer, former missionary, recovering white savior, and wannabe homesteader. You can find her on Twitter and instagram at @iambethwatkins and blog - iambethwatkins.com, where you can also sign up for her bi-weekly Neighborly Newslett...

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