In this episode, we consider the readings for Proper 23, Year A:
Exodus 32:1-14 & Psalm 106:1-6,19-23; Isaiah 25:1-9 & Psalm 23; Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14.
We consider the construction of the golden calf, Isaiah's beautiful depiction of God's welcome provision for the oppressed, Paul's exhortation to the Philippians, and Jesus' parable of the wedding banquet.
--The Bible Project
--Bible Project podcast episodes on Exodus
--Bible Project video on the Law and helps for how to read the Law and Prophets
--Bible Project video on the Name of God
--Bible Project video on Philippians
--Bible Project video on themes in Matthew
--Robert Farrar Capon's book "Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus
**Note: the excerpt re: the king providing the wedding garments I was thinking of is, in fact, in Chpt. 11 of the above book.**
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.