Someone once observed that if Howard Stern and Krista Tippett had a love child, it would be Scott Jones. Scott liked that.
Scott is the former host and producer of the popular Mockingcast podcast and an in-demand consultant on all things “pod.” He is also a prolific writer, a frequent conference speaker, a PhD candidate in Theology, and an ordained minister.
A New Jersey native, Scott lives with his best friend and wife, Lindy, in the suburbs of Philadelphia with two rescue pit bulls that he swears are sensitive souls.
February 26th, 2018 | 26 mins 59 secs
My guest is Taylor Mertins. Taylor is a United Methodist pastor in Woodbridge, Virginia, having earned degrees from James Madison University and Duke Divinity School. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Third Sunday in Lent (B): Exodus 20:1-17, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 and John 2:13-22.
February 20th, 2018 | 24 mins 14 secs
My guest is Jason Micheli, United Methodist pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Second Sunday in Lent (B): Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Romans 4:13-25 and Mark 8:31-38.
February 12th, 2018 | 24 mins 55 secs
My guest is Matthew Mitchell. He is co-pastor of New City Church, a church plant in Chesapeake, VA. He is married to Hannah, and together they have 6 children. We talked about the Lectionary texts for the First Sunday in Lent (B): Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22 and Mark 1:9-15.
February 7th, 2018 | 25 mins 24 secs
My guest is Ken Tanner. We talk about the lectionary texts for the last Sunday after Epiphany (B): 2 Kings 2:1-12, 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 and Mark 9:2-9.
January 29th, 2018 | 23 mins 30 secs
My guest is Glenn Stallsmith. Glenn is a pastor who serves two United Methodist Churches in rural North Carolina. He's also a ThD student at Duke Divinity School. We discuss the Lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (B): Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 and Mark 1:29-39.
January 25th, 2018 | 24 mins 16 secs
My guest is Nathan Smith. He serves as a minister at University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lives with his wife. We discuss the Lectionary texts for the Fourth Sunday after The Epiphany (B): Deuteronomy 18:15-20,1 Corinthians 8:1-13 and Mark 1:21-28.
January 18th, 2018 | 22 mins 12 secs
My guest is Geoff Holsclaw. He's a co-pastor at Life on the Vine in greater Chicago and teaches at Northern Seminary. We discuss the lectionary readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany (B): Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 and Mark 1:14-20.
January 12th, 2018 | 21 mins 19 secs
My guest is Tommie Marshell. She is the host of a new podcast, "Backsliding." We discuss the lectionary passages for the First Sunday after the Epiphany (B): 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20), 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and John 1:43-51.
January 4th, 2018 | 27 mins 10 secs
My guest is Matt Tebbe. He co-founded Gravity Leadership, and is planting a church, The Table Indy, in the northeast suburbs of Indianapolis. We discuss the lectionary passages for the First Sunday after the Epiphany (B): Genesis 1:1-5, Acts 19:1-7 and Mark 1:4-11.
December 27th, 2017 | 26 mins 7 secs
My guest is Jason Micheli, United Methodist pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the First Sunday after Christmas (B): Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Galatians 4:4-7 and Luke 2:22-40.
December 19th, 2017 | 24 mins 46 secs
My guest is Kenneth Tanner. We discuss the texts for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (B): 2nd Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27 and Luke 1:26-28.
December 11th, 2017 | 27 mins 33 secs
My guest is Frederick Schmidt. We discuss the texts for the Third Sunday of Advent (B): Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 and John 1:6-8, 19-28.
December 5th, 2017 | 23 mins 4 secs
My guests are from the Crackers and Grape Juice Team. We collaborated for the first two weeks of Advent, year B. We discuss the texts for the second week of Advent (B): Isaiah 40.1-11, Psalm 85.1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark 1.1-8. What does manscaping have to do with Jesus? Was Isaiah a Socialist? Is Climate Change real? What's the difference between resuscitation and resurrection?
November 28th, 2017 | 25 mins 50 secs
My guests are from the Crackers and Grape Juice Team. We collaborated for the first two weeks of Advent, year B. In this episode we discuss the texts for the first Sunday of Advent (B): Isaiah 64.1-9, Psalm 80.1-7, 17-19, 1 Corinthians 1.3-9, Mark 13.24-37; Who wears clip-on bowties? What does it mean to live between two trees? Can replace "faith" with "Jesus"? What do kitten videos have to do with the Kingdom of God?
November 21st, 2017 | 27 mins 4 secs
My guest is Mandy Smith. She's the lead pastor of the University Christian Church in Cincinnati, OH. We discuss the lectionary passages for Christ the King Sunday: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23 and Matthew 25:31-46.
November 14th, 2017 | 24 mins 7 secs
Michelle is an inner-city high school English teacher turned pastor, which means, for her, church looks, sounds, and smells a little different. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Judges 4:1-7, Thessalonians 5:1-11 and Matthew 25:14-30.