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 45: To Save, Not Condemn

    May 22nd, 2018  |  23 mins 52 secs

    My guest is Jason Micheli, United Methodist pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for Trinity Sunday (B): Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17 and John 3:1-17.

  • Episode 44: Rise Up

    May 15th, 2018  |  25 mins 43 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 Day of Pentecost (B): Ezekiel 37:1-14, Acts 2:1-21 and John 15:26-27; John 16:4b-15.

  • Episode 43: There Goes The Son?

    May 7th, 2018  |  23 mins 46 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 Seventh Sunday of Easter (B): Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; 1 John 5:9-13 and John 17:6-19.

  • Episode 42: Love One Another

    April 30th, 2018  |  24 mins 55 secs

    My guest is Scott Hoezee. Scott is an ordained pastor in the Christian Reformed Church in North America. He serves as the first Director of the Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Seminary. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter (B): Acts 10:44-48, 1 John 5:1-6 and John 15:9-17.

  • Episode 41: Christ Our Abode

    April 23rd, 2018  |  25 mins 31 secs

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Fifth Sunday of Easter (B): Acts 8:26-40, 1 John 4:7-21 and John 15:1-8.

  • Episode 40: Shepherds and Sheep

    April 18th, 2018  |  18 mins 41 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 Fourth Sunday of Easter (B): Acts 4:5-12, 1 John 3:16-24 and John 10:11-18.

  • Episode 39: Blowing In The Wind

    April 10th, 2018  |  25 mins 24 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: Acts 3:12-19, 1 John 3:1-7 and Luke 24:36b-48.

    Mandy is a regular contributor to CT Pastors and the author of Making a Mess and Meeting God, and most recently The Vulnerable Pastor. She is also the creator of The Collect, a citywide trash-to-art project. Mandy and her husband, Jamie, a New Testament professor at Cincinnati Christian University, live with their two kids in a little house where the teapot is always warm.

  • Episode 38: Blessed Believing

    April 3rd, 2018  |  21 mins 37 secs

    My guest is the Rev. Porter Case Taylor. Porter is an Anglican priest residing in Kansas with his wife, Rebecca, and their three sons. He is a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen working on a dissertation on liturgical theology and agency in worship. We discuss the Lectionary texts for the Second Sunday of Easter (B): Acts 4:32-35, 1 John 1:1-2:2 and John 20:19-31.

  • Episode 37: He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!

    March 27th, 2018  |  27 mins 22 secs

    My guest is Jady Koch. Jady is the Rector at St. Francis in the Fields Church in Louisville, Kentucky. We discuss the Lectionary readings for Easter Sunday (B): Isaiah 25:6-9, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and Mark 16:1-8.

  • Episode 36: Palm Sunday

    March 19th, 2018  |  23 mins 7 secs

    My guest is Adam Morton. Adam is a Lutheran pastor and he's also doing doctoral work in Systematic Theology in the United Kingdom. We discuss the Lectionary texts for Palm Sunday (B): Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11 and Mark 11:1-11.

  • Episode 35: Making Things New

    March 13th, 2018  |  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 Fifth Sunday of Lent (B): Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10 and John 12:20-33.

  • Episode 34: Snakes

    March 5th, 2018  |  23 mins 45 secs

    My guest is Jady Koch. Jady is the Rector at St. Francis in the Fields Church in Louisville, Kentucky. We discuss the Lectionary readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent (B): Numbers 21:4-9, Ephesians 2:1-10 and John 3:14-21.

  • Episode 33: The Foolishness of the Cross

    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.

  • Episode 32: The Call That Qualifies

    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.

  • Episode 31: God's Faithfulness In The Floods

    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.

  • Episode 30: Blinded By The Light

    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.