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 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.

  • Episode 29: He Gives Strength To The Weary

    January 29th, 2018  |  23 mins 30 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 after Epiphany (B): Isaiah 40:21-31, 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 and Mark 1:29-39.

  • Episode 28: Christ the Center

    January 25th, 2018  |  24 mins 16 secs

    My guest is Nathan Smith. He serves as a minister at University Christian Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he lives with his wife. We discuss the Lectionary texts for the Fourth Sunday after The Epiphany (B): Deuteronomy 18:15-20,1 Corinthians 8:1-13 and Mark 1:21-28.

  • Episode 27: The Walking Dead

    January 18th, 2018  |  22 mins 12 secs

    My guest is Geoff Holsclaw. He's a co-pastor at Life on the Vine in greater Chicago and teaches at Northern Seminary. We discuss the lectionary readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany (B): Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 and Mark 1:14-20.

  • Episode 26: The Light Darkened

    January 12th, 2018  |  21 mins 19 secs

    My guest is Tommie Marshell. She is the host of a new podcast, "Backsliding." We discuss the lectionary passages for the First Sunday after the Epiphany (B): 1 Samuel 3:1-10 (11-20), 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and John 1:43-51.

  • Episode 25: Why Was Jesus Baptized?

    January 4th, 2018  |  27 mins 10 secs

    My guest is Matt Tebbe. He co-founded Gravity Leadership, and is planting a church, The Table Indy, in the northeast suburbs of Indianapolis. We discuss the lectionary passages for the First Sunday after the Epiphany (B): Genesis 1:1-5, Acts 19:1-7 and Mark 1:4-11.

  • Episode 24: The Spirit of Sonship

    December 27th, 2017  |  26 mins 7 secs

    My guest is Jason Micheli, United Methodist pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the First Sunday after Christmas (B): Isaiah 61:10-62:3, Galatians 4:4-7 and Luke 2:22-40.

  • Episode 23: There's Something About Mary

    December 19th, 2017  |  24 mins 46 secs

    My guest is Kenneth Tanner. We discuss the texts for the Fourth Sunday of Advent (B): 2nd Samuel 7:1-11, 16; Romans 16:25-27 and Luke 1:26-28.

  • Episode 22: Prisons and Patience

    December 11th, 2017  |  27 mins 33 secs

    My guest is Frederick Schmidt. We discuss the texts for the Third Sunday of Advent (B): Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 and John 1:6-8, 19-28.

  • Episode 21: Strangely Warmed, part 2

    December 5th, 2017  |  23 mins 4 secs

    My guests are from the Crackers and Grape Juice Team. We collaborated for the first two weeks of Advent, year B. We discuss the texts for the second week of Advent (B): Isaiah 40.1-11, Psalm 85.1-2, 8-13, 2 Peter 3.8-15a, Mark 1.1-8. What does manscaping have to do with Jesus? Was Isaiah a Socialist? Is Climate Change real? What's the difference between resuscitation and resurrection?