Megan Turton, a specialist on law in the Hebrew Bible, joins us to talk about the Decalogue and legal narrative in Exodus. Holiness, identity, and mutual covenant are key themes to explore. In the gospel reading, conflict continues between Jesus and the other Jewish leaders. We discuss the parable of the vineyard in Matthew 21 and the challenge of preaching such passages without repeating the anti-jewish sentiments of the text.
Willie James Jennings, The Christian Imagination
The lecture Fran mentioned by Jennings:
By the Well is a weekly lectionary-based podcast for preachers by Fran Barber and Robyn Whitaker. Each week we’ll take a deep dive into one of the texts from the Revised Common Lectionary, exploring its ancient setting and how we might preach it today.