LectioCastProper 22, October 4, 2015

Job 1:1; 2:1-10; Psalm 26; Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12; Mark 10:2-16

Job 1, 2 God drawing Satan’s attention to a good guy might make one a wee bit nervous. But fortunately for everyone jrdk has a Mountain Goats song to help get you through it.

Psalm 26 “The prayer for those who feel like they’re on the losing end of some cosmic bet.”—Bo.

Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Daniel tries to walk the ground between the exaltation of the human Jesus and the eternal Son.

Mark 10:2-16 A fraught passage on creation, marriage, and divorce. Daniel offers the definitive answer as to why this text is in the lectionary before the conversation opens up on large questions of justice and care for children.

Media referenced:

The Mountain Goats, Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod?

Miguel de la Torre, The Politics of Jesús

Ched Meyers, Binding the Strongman

Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, blogger, and New Testament professor who lives in San Francisco, CA. danielkirkHe holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of a pair of books, 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 off to the printers. He blogs regularly at StoriedTheology.com  (jrdkirk.com). You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at Facebook.com/jrdkirk.

bosandersBo is wrapping up a PhD in Practical Theology at Claremont School of Theology while in full-time ministry. He is a pastor, coffee shop theologian, tattoo evangelist, and a soccer fan. His field of Practical Theology has an inter-disciplinary approach which allows him to be engaged in a wide analysis of diverse subjects. Academically, he is in conversation with 4 main areas of study including Sociology of Religion, Postcolonial Studies, Critical Race Theory, and Comparative Theology.

You can find his HomeBrewed Blogs here. You might want to start with his 3 part series of ‘Why I’m Into Practical Theology‘, ‘Constructivism‘, and ‘When Good Isn’t Enough‘. He also had a popular series this Sumer on the ABC’s of Theology. You can find summaries of that series on his Public Theology Channel on YouTube.

Bo is helping to launch an emergent style gathering at his church in LA called the Loft, and you can connect with him on Facebook or Twitter (@theBoSanders)