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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.)
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.
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...
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 ...
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.
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.Support the show
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...
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.
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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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