This week on the lectiocast I took some advice from twitter, which is tantamount to a genius, and attempted to sing the introduction to the episode. If the Good Dr. Daniel Kirk returns early to the podcast you will know why… he wants to sing.
The texts for the week include Jesus getting hardcore with his disciples in Matthew 10:24-39, Paul talking about participation in Christ in Romans 6:1-11, and one of the most terrifying texts of all scripture, Genesis 21:8-21. If you dare to tackle the Genesis text then you really need to go read the Phyllis Trible chapter on it in the book below. It’s so good you might cry.
During the episode I mention a couple of books including…
- Romans (Chalice Commentaries for Today) by David Lull and John Cobb
- Matthew and the Margins: A Sociopolitical and Religious Reading by Warren Carter
- Texts of Terror:Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives by Phyllis Trible