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 20: Strangely Warmed, part 1.

    November 28th, 2017  |  25 mins 50 secs

    My guests are from the Crackers and Grape Juice Team. We collaborated for the first two weeks of Advent, year B. In this episode we discuss the texts for the first Sunday of Advent (B): Isaiah 64.1-9, Psalm 80.1-7, 17-19, 1 Corinthians 1.3-9, Mark 13.24-37; Who wears clip-on bowties? What does it mean to live between two trees? Can replace "faith" with "Jesus"? What do kitten videos have to do with the Kingdom of God?

  • Episode 19: Sheep, Goats and Grace

    November 21st, 2017  |  27 mins 4 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: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24; Ephesians 1:15-23 and Matthew 25:31-46.

  • Episode 18: The Long Game

    November 14th, 2017  |  24 mins 7 secs

    Michelle is an inner-city high school English teacher turned pastor, which means, for her, church looks, sounds, and smells a little different. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Twenty Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Judges 4:1-7, Thessalonians 5:1-11 and Matthew 25:14-30.

  • Episode 17: Remember Where You Come From

    November 10th, 2017  |  27 mins 2 secs

    My guest is Josh Retterer, a regular Mockingbird contributor. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost (A): Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Matthew 25:1-13.

  • Episode 16: Lay Your Burdens Down

    November 1st, 2017  |  25 mins 57 secs

    My guest is Zac Hicks. He's an author, musician and serves as Canon for Worship & Liturgy at Cathedral Church of the Advent (Birmingham, AL). We discuss the lectionary passages for the Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost (A): Joshua 3:7-17, 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 and Matthew 23:1-12.

  • Episode 15: Who Is David's Son?

    October 25th, 2017  |  24 mins 34 secs

    My guest is Greg Strawbridge, CREC pastor, podcaster and author. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost (A): Deuteronomy 34:1-2, 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 and Matthew 22:34-46.

  • Episode 14: Show Me Your Glory

    October 17th, 2017  |  25 mins 28 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 Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Exodus 33:12-23, 1st Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Matthew 22:15-22.

  • Episode 13: Remembering and Rejoicing

    October 11th, 2017  |  27 mins 4 secs

    My guest is Mandy Smith. She's lead pastor of University Christian Church in Cincinnati, OH. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Exodus 32:1-14, Philippians 4:1-9 and Matthew 22:1-14.

  • Episode 12: The Story of the Vineyard is the Story of Us All

    October 5th, 2017  |  23 mins 30 secs

    My guest is Jared Ayers pastor of Liberti Church in Center City Philadelphia. We discuss the lectionary passages for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Exodus 20:1-4; 7-9, 12-20, Philippians 3:4b-14 and Matthew 21:33-46.

  • Episode 11: Love Goes Down

    September 27th, 2017  |  22 mins 23 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." Wediscuss the lectionary passages for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (A): Exodus 17:1-7, Philippians 2:1-13 and Matthew 21:23-32.

  • 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.