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 93: Believing Thomas

    April 27th, 2019  |  24 mins 38 secs

    My guest is Josh Retterer, a regular Mockingbird contributor. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Second Sunday of Easter (C): Acts 5:27-32, Revelation 1:4-8, and John 20:19-31.

  • Episode 92: Magdalene Fidelity

    April 17th, 2019  |  25 mins 20 secs

    My guest is Matthew Milliner. He is Associate Professor of Art History at Wheaton College. We discuss the lectionary texts for Easter Sunday (C): Acts 10:34-45, 1 Corinthians 15:19-26, and John 20:1-18.

  • Episode 91: Fair Weather Fans

    April 9th, 2019  |  31 mins 32 secs

    My guest is Jady Koch. Jady is the Associate Rector at Christ Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We discuss the Lectionary readings for Palm Sunday (C): Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, and Luke 19:28-40.

  • Episode 90: Nu Thang

    April 1st, 2019  |  30 mins 39 secs

    My guest is Adam Borneman. Adam is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA and currently serves as Program Director for Macedonian Ministry which provides diverse peer learning groups for pastors in communities all across the United States and Scotland. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Fifth Sunday in Lent (C): Isaiah 43:16-21, Philippians 3:4b-14, and John 12:1-8.

  • Episode 89: The Prodigal Father

    March 25th, 2019  |  28 mins 8 secs

    My guest is Jady Koch. Jady is the Associate Rector at Christ Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (C): Joshua 5:9-12, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32.

  • Episode 88: Secrets and Promises

    March 19th, 2019  |  25 mins 3 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 Third Sunday in Lent (C): Exodus 3:1-15, 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, and Luke 13:1-9.

  • Episode 87: Reckoned as Righteousness

    March 11th, 2019  |  26 mins 5 secs

    My guest is Adam Borneman. Adam is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA and currently serves as Program Director for Macedonian Ministry which provides diverse peer learning groups for pastors in communities all across the United States and Scotland. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Second Sunday in Lent (C): Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18, Philippians 3:17-4:1, and Luke 13:31-35.

  • Episode 86: Believe In Your Heart

    March 4th, 2019  |  22 mins 21 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 of Lent (C): Deuteronomy 26:1-11, Romans 10:8b-13, and Luke 4:1-13.

  • Episode 85: Thine Is The Glory

    February 25th, 2019  |  27 mins

    My guest is Kenneth Tanner. He's the pastor of Church of the Holy Redeemer in Rochester Hills, Mich. He writes for numerous websites and magazines, including "The Huffington Post" and "Sojourners." We discuss the lectionary passages for the Last Sunday after Epiphany (C): Exodus 34:29-35, 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2, and Luke 9:28-36.

  • Episode 84: God Meant For Good

    February 18th, 2019  |  26 mins

    My guest is Bill Borror. He's the co-host of the New Persuasive Words podcast. He's also a pastor and church leadership consultant. We discuss the lectionary texts for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany: Genesis 45:3-11, 15, 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50, and Luke 6:27-38.

  • Episode 83: Hungry Hearts

    February 10th, 2019  |  25 mins 12 secs

    My guest is Adam Borneman. Adam is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church, USA and currently serves as Program Director for Macedonian Ministry which provides diverse peer learning groups for pastors in communities all across the United States and Scotland. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany (C): Jeremiah 17:5-10, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 and Luke 6:17-26.

  • Episode 82: Encountering God

    February 3rd, 2019  |  26 mins 24 secs

    My guest is Emily Hunter McGowin. She serves as Associate Lecturer of Theology at Wheaton College. She is also a deacon in the Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others. We discuss the Lectionary texts for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: Isaiah 6:1-8 [9-13], 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, and Luke 5:1-11.

  • Episode 81: Feel The Love

    January 28th, 2019  |  30 mins 18 secs

    My guest is Jady Koch. Jady is the Associate Rector at Christ Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (C): Jeremiah 1:4-10, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, and Luke 4:21-30.

  • Episode 80: Freedom To The Captives

    January 22nd, 2019  |  25 mins 4 secs

    My guest is Bill Borror. He's the co-host of the New Persuasive Words podcast. He's also a pastor and church leadership consultant. We discuss the lectionary texts for the Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a, and Luke 4:14-21.

  • Episode 79: Saving the Best for Last

    January 14th, 2019  |  25 mins 8 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 Second Sunday of after Epiphany (C): Isaiah 62:1-5, 1 Corinthians 12:1-11, and John 2:1-11.

  • Episode 78: Why Was Jesus Baptized?

    January 7th, 2019  |  25 mins 52 secs

    My guest is Heidi Hankel. She's the pastor of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA. We discuss the lectionary texts for the First Sunday after Epiphany (C): Isaiah 43:1-7, Acts 8:14-17, and Luke 3:15-17, 21-22.