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 10: Love Turns Out

    September 20th, 2017  |  25 mins 40 secs

    My guest is Lauren R.E. Larkin. She's a priest and a podcaster. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Exodus 16:2-15, Philippians 1:21-30 and Matthew 20:1-16.

  • Episode 9: Freedom, Forbearance and Forgiveness

    September 12th, 2017  |  26 mins

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Exodus 14:19-21, Romans 14:1-12 and Matthew 18:21-35.

  • Episode 8: Ironic Jesus?

    September 2nd, 2017  |  23 mins 34 secs

    My guest is Jason Micheli, United Methodist pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Exodus 12:1-14, Romans 13:8-14 and Matthew 18:15-20.

  • Episode 7: Finding God In The Wilderness

    August 29th, 2017  |  24 mins 12 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 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Exodus 3:1-5, Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 16:21-28.

  • Episode 6: The Power of Memory

    August 21st, 2017  |  22 mins 33 secs

    My guest is Ben Madison. He's the rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Wenonah, NJ. We discuss the lectionary texts for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (A): Exodus 1:8-2:10, Romans 12:1-8 and Matthew 16:13-20.

  • Episode 5: Grace Goes To The Dogs?

    August 16th, 2017  |  23 mins 26 secs

    My guest is Ahnna Lise Stevens-Jennings. She is the Director of Youth Ministries at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, where she and her husband Garth live. We discuss the lectionary texts for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (A): Genesis 45:1-15, Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 and Matthew 15:21-28.

  • Episode 4: Walking on Water

    August 11th, 2017  |  23 mins 8 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 Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; Romans 10:5-15 and Matthew 14:22-33.

  • Episode 3: Learning To Love The Limp

    August 4th, 2017  |  25 mins 14 secs

    My guest is Jason Micheli, United Methodist pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Genesis 32:22-31, Romans 9:1-5 and Matthew 14:13-21.

  • Episode 2: The Morning After

    July 27th, 2017  |  25 mins 3 secs

    My guest is Charles Wiley, Coordinator of the Office of Theology and Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We discuss the lectionary passages for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Genesis 29:15-28, Romans 8:26-39 and Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.

  • Episode 1: Seeds and Weeds

    July 21st, 2017  |  23 mins 46 secs

    This first episode of Synaxas discusses the Lectionary passages for Proper 11 (A): Genesis 28:10-19a; Romans 8:12-15 and Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.