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 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.

  • Episode 123: Christ Is King

    November 18th, 2019  |  28 mins 6 secs

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Last Sunday after Pentecost (C): Jeremiah 23:1-6, Colossians 1:11-20, and Luke 23:33-43.

  • Episode 122: Who Knows When?

    November 12th, 2019  |  23 mins 28 secs

    Father Bob Edwards is rector and founding pastor of Iona Community Anglican Church in Vancouver, WA and is also a full time Chaplain in the Oregon Air National Guard. We discuss the Lectionary passages for the Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (C): Isaiah 65:17-25, 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13, and Luke 21:5-19.

  • Episode 121: The Best is Yet to Come

    November 5th, 2019  |  28 mins 38 secs

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (C): Haggai 1:15b-2:9, 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17, and Luke 20:27-38.

  • Episode 120: Zacchaeus

    October 28th, 2019  |  27 mins

    My guest is Molly Baskette. She's the pastor of First Church Berkley, CA. She's also the author of several books, including most recently "Bless This Mess." We discuss the Lectionary texts for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost: Habbakuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4, 2nd Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12, Luke 19:1-10.

  • Episode 119: Lord Have Mercy

    October 21st, 2019  |  24 mins 29 secs

    My guest is Kenyatta Gilbert. He's an ordained Baptist minister and Professor of Homiletics at the Howard University Divinity School. We discuss the Lectionary readings for Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (C): Joel 2:23-32, 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18, and Luke 18:9-14.

  • Episode 118: A New Covenant and an Unjust Judge

    October 16th, 2019  |  24 mins 5 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 Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (C): Jeremiah 31:27-34, 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5, and Luke 18:1-8.

  • Episode 117: Plant a Tree

    October 8th, 2019  |  27 mins 52 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 18th Sunday after Pentecost (C): Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7, 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and Luke 17:11-19.