Synaxis

a lectionary podcast with Scott Jones

About the show

A synaxis is a liturgical gathering. It can also refer to an unveiling. The synaxis podcast is a weekly gathering hosted by Scott Jones for the purpose of finding the life giving, healing word of the Gospel in the words of the weekly lectionary passages. Join Scott Jones and his guests each week as they explore the lectionary texts together. This is the place for a Gospel rich, grace saturated and properly worldly lens on the week's lectionary passages, all in 25 minutes or less!

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Episodes

  • Episode 139: Living Water

    March 9th, 2020  |  24 mins 15 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 Third Sunday in Lent (A): Exodus 17:1-17, and Romans 5:1-11, and John 4:5-42.

  • Episode 138: Being Born Again

    March 4th, 2020  |  24 mins 25 secs

    My guest is Jared Jones. He is the head chaplain at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Second Sunday in Lent (A): Genesis 12:1-4a, Romans 4:1-5, 13-17, and John 3:1-17.

  • Episode 137: A Tale of Two Adams

    February 25th, 2020  |  25 mins 3 secs

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the First Sunday in Lent (A): Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19, and Matthew 4:1-11.

  • Episode 136: The Power and the Glory

    February 18th, 2020  |  22 mins 37 secs

    My guest is Jared Jones. He is the head chaplain at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, Florida. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Last Sunday after Epiphany (A): Exodus 24:12-18, 2 Peter 1:16-21, and Matthew 17:1-9.

  • Episode 135: But I Tell You

    February 12th, 2020  |  23 mins 57 secs

    My guest is Kenneth Tanner. He's the pastor of Church of the Holy Redeemer in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He writes for numerous websites and magazines, including "The Huffington Post" and "Sojourners." We discuss the Lectionary passages for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (A): Deuteronomy 30:15-20, 1 Corinthians 3:1-9, and Matthew 5:21-37.

  • Episode 134: The Heart Has Reasons

    February 5th, 2020  |  32 mins 33 secs

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (A): Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12], 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 [13-16], and Matthew 5:13-20.

  • Episode 133: Refiner's Fire

    January 30th, 2020  |  23 mins 15 secs

    My guest is Geoff Holsclaw. He's a pastor, theologian and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (A): Malachi 3:1-4, Hebrews 2:14-18, and Luke 2:22-40.

  • Episode 132: Going Fishing

    January 20th, 2020  |  28 mins 37 secs

    My guest is Kenneth Tanner. He's the pastor of Church of the Holy Redeemer in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He writes for numerous websites and magazines, including "The Huffington Post" and "Sojourners." We discuss the Lectionary passages for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany (A): Isaiah 9:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, and Matthew 4:12-23.

  • Episode 131: You'll Be Rocky

    January 16th, 2020  |  26 mins 51 secs

    My guest is Geoff Holsclaw. He's a pastor, theologian and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany (A): Isaiah 49:1-7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-9, and John 1:29-42.

  • Episode 130: Walking In Water

    January 7th, 2020  |  28 mins 37 secs

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the First Sunday after the Epiphany, The Baptism of the Lord (A): Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43, and Matthew 3:13-17.

  • Episode 129: Light and Life

    December 30th, 2019  |  26 mins 46 secs

    My guest is Kenneth Tanner. He's the pastor of Church of the Holy Redeemer in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He writes for numerous websites and magazines, including "The Huffington Post" and "Sojourners." We discuss the Lectionary passages for the Second Sunday after Christmas (A): Jeremiah 31;7-14, Ephesians 1:3-14, and John 1:(1-9), 10-18.

  • Episode 128: Only The Suffering God Can Help

    December 24th, 2019  |  25 mins 36 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 first Sunday after Christmas (A): Isaiah 63:7-9, Hebrews 2:10-18, and Matthew 2:13-23.

  • Episode 127: Immanuel

    December 15th, 2019  |  26 mins 27 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 the Fourth Sunday in Advent (A): Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 1:1-7, and Matthew 1:18-25.

  • Episode 126: Patience

    December 9th, 2019  |  26 mins 18 secs

    My guest is Kenneth Tanner. He's the pastor of Church of the Holy Redeemer in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He writes for numerous websites and magazines, including "The Huffington Post" and "Sojourners." We discuss the Lectionary passages for the Third Sunday of Advent (A): Isaiah 35:1-10, James 5:7-10, and Matthew 11:2-11.

  • Episode 125: Crying in the Wilderness

    December 4th, 2019  |  30 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 the Second Sunday in Advent (A): Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, and Matthew 3:1-12.

  • Episode 124: Walk In The Light

    November 24th, 2019  |  29 mins 36 secs

    My guest is Kenneth Tanner. He's the pastor of Church of the Holy Redeemer in Rochester Hills, Michigan. He writes for numerous websites and magazines, including "The Huffington Post" and "Sojourners." We discuss the Lectionary passages for the First Sunday of Advent (A): Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14, and Matthew 24:36-44.