Listen as Daniel restrains himself, only with greatest effort, from launching into a full-on 80s rap music demo. Bo Sanders joins again for conversation about how God’s economy transforms the economies of the world. Swords and armies, forgiveness in action, mannah from heaven, dangerous faith—these tell us about how God is (or isn’t) being made known in and through God’s people.
Texts for the Week: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27, Psalm 130, 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 & Mark 5:21-43
2 Samuel 1 Is the departure of Israel’s sword and spear in the hands of Saul and Jonathan a good thing or bad? Daniel and Bo explore the ambiguity of David’s song.
Psalm 130 Bo walks us through how this psalm might be a gift for a congregation dealing with tragedy. Our trust in God is wrapped up in God’s willingness to deliver and forgive. Daniel gets Bo to say “Amen.”
2 Cor 8 No joke here, Bo and Daniel go deep into the single most important thing Christians have to learn about our faith. We talk economy. God’s economy is not the economy of the world. Mannah isn’t just a story of the past, it’s the way God works, a way that we’re called to participate in.
Mark 5 Leaky Jesus! Dangerous approaches. Daniel talks about the necessity of being laughed at and Bo compensates by going deeply compassionate and pastoral.
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (jrdkirk.com). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.
Bo is wrapping up a PhD in Practical Theology at Claremont School of Theology while in full-time ministry. He is a pastor, coffee shop theologian, tattoo evangelist, and a soccer fan. His field of Practical Theology has an inter-disciplinary approach which allows him to be engaged in a wide analysis of diverse subjects. Academically, he is in conversation with 4 main areas of study including Sociology of Religion, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Comparative Theology.
You can find his HomeBrewed Blogs here. You might want to start with his 3 part series of ‘Why I’m Into Practical Theology‘, ‘Constructivism‘, and ‘When Good Isn’t Enough‘. He also had a popular series this Sumer on the ABC’s of Theology. Bo is helping to launch an emergent style gathering at his church in LA called the Loft, and you can connect with him on Facebook or Twitter (@theBoSanders)