At Home with the Lectionary

Religion & Spirituality Podcas

Join Fr. Aaron and Marissa Burt for conversation surrounding the Sunday lectionary texts from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Learn more at www.athomewiththelectionary.com

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United States

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Join Fr. Aaron and Marissa Burt for conversation surrounding the Sunday lectionary texts from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL). Learn more at www.athomewiththelectionary.com

Language:

English


Episodes

Year A, Epiphany 5

1/26/2023
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A in the Lectionary cycle: Matthew 5:13-20; 1 Corinthians 2:1-16; Psalm 112:1-10; Isaiah 58:1-12. We consider Jesus' teaching to His followers that identifies them as beneficial salt and light in the world. We speculate on Paul's statements about having the mind of Christ and discerning things spiritually. We discuss the Psalmist's invitation to walk in God's life-giving blessed ways which include...

Duration:01:11:08

Year A, Epiphany 4

1/19/2023
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A in the Lectionary cycle: Matthew 5:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Psalm 15; Micah 6:1-8. We consider the Beatitudes as a component of Jesus' announcement of His kingdom as He teaches His disciples about Himself as revealed in the ministry they have just witnessed. We discuss Paul's teaching on the way God's wisdom offers the grace of humility and an invitation to stop striving for prominence. We look at...

Duration:01:05:26

Year A, Epiphany 3

1/12/2023
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the third Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A in the Lectionary cycle: Matthew 4:12-23; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Psalm 27:1, 5-13; Isaiah 9:1-4. We consider Jesus' ministry of teaching, preaching & healing the suffering, particularly in light of conversation within the disability community. We look at Paul's correction of schism and what it means for the Body of Christ throughout the ages. We discuss David's emotional plea in the midst of fear for...

Duration:01:10:23

Year A, Epiphany 2

1/6/2023
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year A in the Lectionary cycle: John 1:29-42; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; Psalm 40:1-12; Isaiah 49:1-7. We consider Jesus' invitation to "Come and see," the context of the letter to the Corinth, the moving imagery and pathos of the Psalm, and the prophetic pronouncement of Christ's kingship. Notes: The Bible Project --Bible Project's overview of John --Bible Project's overview of 1 Corinthians --Bible Project's...

Duration:01:02:21

Year A, 1st Sunday After the Epiphany: The Baptism of Our Lord

12/30/2022
In this episode, we discuss the readings for the first Sunday after the Epiphany (Year A in the Lectionary cycle: Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 29; Isaiah 42:1-9). We marvel at the Good News that is revealed to the whole world in Jesus' person and ministry to all people as He kindly offers healing, liberation, and restoration. The themes of Jesus' baptism, Peter's proclamation at Cornelius' baptism, the imagery of the Psalm, and the tender care of the Chosen Servant in Isaiah 42...

Duration:01:09:03

Year A, The Holy Name (in Christmastide)

12/25/2022
In this episode, we discuss the readings for Feast of the Holy Name, which falls on January 1 every year. Since that's a Sunday this year, we've taken on the readings appointed for that feast day, which are the same regardless of Year A/B/C in the lectionary. They are: Luke 2:15-21; Philippians 2:5-11 (or Galatians 4:4-7); Psalm 8; Numbers 6:22-27. We consider the incarnation, Jesus' humility, God's governance, and the blessing of God's name. Notes: The Bible Project --Bible Project's...

Duration:00:57:44

Years A,B, & C, Christmas Day!

12/16/2022
In this episode, we consider the three sets of readings for Christmas Day (every year in the lectionary cycle): Christmas Day 1: Luke 2:1-14 (15-20); Titus 2:11-14; Psalm 96; Isaiah 9:2-7 Christmas Day 2: Luke 2:(1-7) 8-20; Titus 3:4-7; Psalm 97; Isaiah 62:6-12 Christmas Day 3: John 1:1-14; Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12); Psalm 98; Isaiah 52:7-10 This is a feast of Scripture readings! We offer brief commentary on the passages, discussing the themes of Jesus' incarnation, God tabernacling among...

Duration:01:06:47

Year A, Advent 4

12/8/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 4 (Year A in the lectionary cycle): Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:1-7; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; Isaiah 7:10-16. We discuss Matthew's account of Jesus birth & how he lingers on Joseph's perspective, the opening verses of Paul's letter to the Romans & their emphasis on Jesus' invitation to the whole world, the hopeful longing of the Psalmist waiting for the Lord's attention & deliverance, and the various understandings of the prophesied "Immanuel"...

Duration:00:58:24

Year A, Advent 3

12/2/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 3 (Year A in the lectionary cycle): Matthew 11:2-11; James 5:7-10; Psalm 146:4-9 or Canticle 3 (Luke 1:46-55, the Magnificat); Isaiah 35:1-10. We discuss John the Baptist's imprisonment, James' exhortation to patient endurance and hope, the prophetic praises of Elizabeth and Mary, and the beautiful metaphors of holiness and wholeness promised in Isaiah. Notes: The Bible Project --Bible Project's overview of Isaiah --Bible Project's...

Duration:01:03:43

Year A, Advent 2

11/26/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 2 (Year A in the lectionary cycle): Matthew 3:1-12; Romans 15:4-13; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Isaiah 11:1-10. We discuss John the Baptist's invitation to repentance that bears fruit, Paul's exhortation to unity and hope, the Psalmist's beautiful depiction of the Messianic King, and the prophetic imagery of His rule of peace and justice. Notes: The Bible Project --Bible Project's overview of Isaiah --Bible Project's overview of Romans --On...

Duration:00:59:05

Year A, Advent 1

11/17/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 1 (Year A in the lectionary cycle): Matthew 24:36-44; Romans 13:11-14; Psalm 122; Isaiah 2:1-5. We welcome a new liturgical year by discussing the themes of the season of Advent. We discuss this collection of readings, unmistakably woven with a sense of watchful anticipation for the rule and reign of Christ. We look at Jesus' invitation to stay watchful and waiting for His return, Paul's instructions to wake up and love others, the...

Duration:00:51:16

Year C, Christ the King Sunday

11/12/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Christ the King Sunday (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 23:33-43; Colossians 1:11-20; Canticle 16; Jeremiah 23:1-6. We discuss the Lord's promise to raise up a righteous shepherd to tend His people who have been scattered and injured, Zechariah's prophecy about Jesus and John the Baptist, and Paul's poetic words of praise of Christ the King. We also consider the lectionary's choice to end with the thief's declaration of faith as he sees...

Duration:01:03:10

Year C, Proper 28

11/5/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 28 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 21:5-19; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Canticle 9 (Isaiah 12:2-6); Isaiah 65:17-25 We discuss Jesus' prophetic words about persecution and His return, Paul's instructions to the Thessalonians about community life, the first song of Isaiah, and Isaiah's closing prophetic glimpse of the joy of Jerusalem. Notes: The Bible Project --Bible Project's overview of Isaiah --Bible Project's overview of 2...

Duration:00:54:59

Year C, All Saints' Day

10/27/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for All Saints' Day (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 6:20-31; Ephesians 1:11-23; Psalm 149; Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18. Fr. Aaron & Marissa discuss Jesus' description of His kingdom in the beatitudes and the glorious imagery of inheritance and the heavenly reality of Christ's rule as described by Paul in Ephesians, depicted in the Psalm, and revealed in Daniel's "alarming" prophetic dreams. Notes: The Bible Project --Bible Project's overview of...

Duration:00:57:31

Year C, Proper 26

10/23/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 26 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 19:1-10; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12; Psalm 119:137-144; Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4. In this episode we discuss Zaccheus' penitence, Paul's prayer for the Thessalonians, the Psalmist's confessional prayers, and Habakkuk's dialogue of complaint and trust as well as the Lord's response. Notes: The Bible Project --Bible Project's overview of Habakkuk --Bible Project's overview of 2...

Duration:01:01:12

Year C, Proper 25

10/15/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 25 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 18:9-14; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Psalm 65; Joel 2:23-32. In this episode we discuss Jesus' parable that contrasts the prayer of the Pharisee who looks with contempt on others and the prayer of the tax collector who cries out for God's mercy, the final words of Paul that close 2 Timothy, the rich language of abundance in the Psalm, and the imagery of Joel's prophetic words. Notes: --C.S. Lewis...

Duration:00:51:14

Bonus Episode! Story Time - The Narrative of Scripture in 45 minutes with Marissa Burt

10/9/2022
This bonus episode offers listeners a 45 minute journey through the chronological narrative of Scripture. Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.

Duration:00:43:41

Year C, Proper 24

10/6/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 24 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 18:1-8; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Psalm 119:97-104; Jeremiah 31:27-34. We begin with Jesus' parable of the persistent widow and discuss how his story upends our preconceptions about God's accessibility and invites hopeful, trusting engagement in prayer. We consider Paul's timely guidance for staying focused and faithful, rooted in the Scriptures. We talk about the transformative impact of memorizing...

Duration:00:56:41

Year C, Proper 23

10/1/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 23 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 17:11-19; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Psalm 66: 1-11; Jeremiah 29: 1,4-7. This week, we discuss the Gospel in microcosm in the story of Jesus healing the ten lepers and briefly look at more of Paul's instruction to Timothy. We ponder the invitation to imagine and praise God in the Psalm as well as Jeremiah's letter to the exiles in Babylon. Notes: --Aggressively Happy: A Realist's Guide to Believing in...

Duration:00:58:28

Year C, Proper 22

9/23/2022
In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 22 (Year C in the lectionary cycle): Luke 17:5-10; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Lamentations 3:19-26 or Psalm 137; Lamentations 1:1-6. This week, we consider the hard words of lament in Psalm 137 and Lamentations, and the challenge of grappling with the reality of incomprehensible human suffering and pain . We also ponder the mysterious (to us!) teaching of Jesus about faith and unprofitable servanthood and find comfort and encouragement in Paul's...

Duration:00:55:21