What if the Song of Songs is actually the least scandalous depiction of erotic love in the whole Bible? The “Dude’s Got Sex Appeal” edition of LectioCast entertains that possibility. Let that sink in for a minute. If you can’t take it, don’t worry: Daniel has a praise song that shows definitively that the whole book is about God and Israel. And then there’s Daniel’s hobbyhorse, again, with a human being identified with God in Psalm 45. But, again, don’t worry. Danielle Shroyer is on the mic and brings some serious, down-home pastoral wisdom to our discussions of anger and purity.
Song of Songs 2 Danielle doesn’t want this to be about God and Israel or Christ and the Church, but then Daniel gets all weepy about songs from his days in InterVarsity.
Psalm 45 (Dude’s Got Sex appeal, Part 2) Is this about the king or about God? Well… yes! Daniel rides his human Jesus / exalted human being hobbyhorse. To everyone’s edification, I’m sure.
James 1 Danielle thinks that we should stop trying to make excuses for our anger. Daniel tells a great story from the days of his misspent youth, when he completely threw himself under the bus.
Mark 7 Law-keeping is always better than adhering to traditions of the elders. Except when it isn’t. We explore the sorts of purity laws we still try to cling to, and what they tell us about ourselves.
Danielle Shroyer is an author, speaker, and blogger. She serves as the Theologian-in-Residence at Journey Church, one of the first independent emerging churches in the country, where she also pastored for over eight years. Danielle is the author of Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminations on the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy Land (which will be released October 1 2015) and The Boundary Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise (Jossey-Bass, 2009). A graduate of Baylor University and Princeton Theological Seminary, Danielle speaks often across the country on issues of theology, faith, church leadership, culture, and story. She has written for Patheos, The Hardest Question, and Immerse magazine, and she blogs often at www.danielleshroyer.com. Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas.
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.