In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 11, Year A:
Genesis 28:10-19a & Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23; Isaiah 44:6-8 & Psalm 86:11-17; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.
We discuss the Lord's promise to Jacob at Bethel, Isaiah's declaration of the Lord's unparalleled lordship alongside the absurdity of idolatry, Paul's beautiful exploration of the weight of glory, and Jesus' parable of the wheat and weeds.
-Fr. Bruce Waltke's Sermon for July 9, 2023
-Link to Death, Resurrection & the Life to Come playlist
-"Hold Me Now/Whole Heart" song
--The Bible Project
--Bible Project on Jacob and Esau
--Bible Project video on Isaiah
--Bible Project video on Romans
--Bible Project discussion, on Parable of the Weeds and Wheat
--Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus, by: Robert Farrar Capon
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.