Tim Conder joins the LectioCast to talk about lament, finding our role in the biblical stories, and understanding how Jesus confronts and overthrows the oppressive power structures of the world.
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 The lament we need to embrace if we want to celebrate the comedy of the gospel. The right answer does not silent the cry of the people. This is a great chance to explore multiple voices, the truth of emotive experience, and the importance of empathy.
Psalm 79:1-9 Taking a step back to read our own narrative in solidarity with those who are struggling with God and deeply enmeshed in lament. We have the opportunity to name ourselves as an exilic people and therefore a people who are complicit in society’s failure.
1 Timothy 2:1-7 A text that we need to read with a full apprehension of how ancient people understood powers and how expansive patriarchy was. Here, the humanity of Jesus makes him the mediator and opens a new way to be human—including a reconfiguration of powers.
Luke 16:1-13 What do we do with this, one of the most troubling parables in the whole Bible?
Tim Conder is the founding pastor of Emmaus Way in Durham, NC. He is also the author of Free for All: Rediscovering the Bible in Community and The Church in Transition: The Journey of Existing Churches into the Emerging Culture. He Vice-Chairs Durham’s MLK Steering Committee, co-leads the Clergy Caucus of Durham CAN (Congregations Associations and Neighborhoods), serves on the Ethics Committee of the Duke Medical Center, and is a Trustee at the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. In addition to his work at Emmaus Way, Tim is a doctoral student at the University of North Carolina.
Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA. He is also serving as pastoral
director for the Newbigin House of Studies in San Francisco. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, 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 hot off the presses. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com (http://patheos.com/blogs/storiedtheology). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.