In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 15, Year A:
Genesis 45:1-15 & Psalm 133; Isaiah 56:1,6-8 & Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-2a,29-32; Matthew 15:(10-20)21-28.
We discuss the moment when Joseph tells his brothers who he is, Isaiah's and the Psalmist's description of the all nations being welcomed in the temple of God, Paul's discussion of Gentiles being grafted into Israel, and Jesus' teaching on clean and unclean, as well as who's included in the house of Israel, when He responds to the disciples' demand that He send the Canaanite woman away.
--The Bible Project
--Bible Project podcast episodes on Joseph's story
--Bible Project episode on Jesus and the Gentiles
--Bible Project video on Romans
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.