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 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.

  • Episode 77: Arise and Shine

    December 31st, 2018  |  26 mins 25 secs

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for Epiphany Sunday (C): Isaiah 60:1-6, Ephesians 3:1-12, and Matthew 2:1-12.

  • Episode 76: The Key to History

    December 26th, 2018  |  23 mins 29 secs

    My guest is Leslie Hall. Leslie Hall is a missionary & community navigator with Journey Communities Church in Bicester, England. We discuss the Lectionary texts for the First Sunday after Christmas (C): Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7, and John 1:1-18.

  • Episode 75: O' (very) Little Town of Bethlehem

    December 17th, 2018  |  26 mins 16 secs

    My guest is Taylor Mertins. We're doing a two week crossover Advent edition together. His lectionary podcast is called "Strangely Warmed." 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 Fourth Sunday of Advent (C): Micah 5:2-5a. Hebrews 10:5-10, and Luke 1:39-45 (46-55).

  • Episode 74: Fear and Love

    December 10th, 2018  |  29 mins 29 secs

    My guest is Taylor Mertins. We're doing a two week crossover Advent edition together. His lectionary podcast is called "Strangely Warmed." 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 of Advent (C): Zephaniah 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-7, and Luke 3:7-18.

  • Episode 73: Rejoice

    December 4th, 2018  |  26 mins 4 secs

    My guest is Todd Littleton. He is the pastor of the Snow Hill Baptist Church in Tuttleton, CO. He's also the host of the Patheotheological Podcast. We discuss the Lectionary texts for the Second Sunday of Advent (C): Malachi 3:1-4, Philippians 1:3-11, and Luke 3:1-6.

  • Episode 72: The Lord Is Our Righteousness

    November 26th, 2018  |  24 mins 23 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 Advent (C): Jeremiah 33:14-16, 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13, and Luke 21:25-36.

  • Episode 71: Who Builds The House?

    November 20th, 2018  |  26 mins 29 secs

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Last Sunday after Pentecost (B): 2 Samuel 23:1-7, Revelation 1:4b-8, and John 18:33-37

  • Episode 70: Don't Stop Believing

    November 12th, 2018  |  27 mins 8 secs

    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 Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (B): 1 Samuel 1:4-20, Hebrews 10:11-25, and Mark 13:1-8.

  • Episode 69: Never Alone

    November 5th, 2018  |  27 mins 43 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 Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (B): Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17, Hebrews 9:24-28, and Mark 12:38-44.