St Matthew’s in Conversation
Welcome into God - ep.11

Welcome into God - ep.11

June 10, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner chats with Revd John Power and Eric Best about the Trinity. Did you know the word 'Trinity' is not actually in the Bible? Then why do Christians keep claiming that 'God is one in three persons'? Maybe the point of the concept is not about us intellectually understanding the nature of God but of helping give shape to the way we experience God - as relationship and invitation. Plus drunk theology, being a toaster, Jesus' DNA and more. Please 'like', 'follow', or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Sunday 7 June: Exodus 34:1–8, 2 Corinthians 13:11–13 and Matthew 28:16–20.

How to be church - ep.10

How to be church - ep.10

June 3, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner discusses the story of Pentecost and how we can 'be' the church today. The first Christians "devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers" (Acts 2:42). We need to do the same, even while staying spatially distant. Please 'like', 'follow', or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Sunday 31 May: Romans 8:22-27, Psalm 104:26-36, Acts 2:1-24, 36-42 and John 15:26–16:15.

Is Jesus really working from home? - ep.9

Is Jesus really working from home? - ep.9

May 27, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner and Sally Cloke discuss the story of Jesus' ascension into heaven: was he a pioneer of working from home? Other deep questions include: Why do we think of heaven as "up", do you have to be in a "happy trance" to have a spiritual experience, and could heaven be like a "really dense chocolate cake"? Please 'like', 'follow', or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Sunday 25 May: Acts 1:6-14, 2 Kings 2:1-14, John 17:5-11 and 1 Peter 5.

 

Greek philosophers, foreign divinities and radical forgiveness - ep.8

Greek philosophers, foreign divinities and radical forgiveness - ep.8

May 20, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner and Revd Barbara Bagley chat about St Paul's encounter with the philosophers in Athens, who thought they knew all about religion, and St Peter's encounter with the forgiving, risen Jesus, who knew all about Peter's weaknesses and failings. Please 'like', 'follow', or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Sunday 17 May: Acts 17:16-43, John 14:15-21 and 1 Peter 3:8-22.

Oily sheep, living stones and the radical nature of sharing - ep.7

Oily sheep, living stones and the radical nature of sharing - ep.7

May 6, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner and Sally Cloke discuss the times when Bryce stayed on a farm and Sally was called a left-wing socialist, and what all that has to do with following Jesus the Good Shepherd. Plus bees, pandemic protestors and the 39 Articles. Please 'like', 'follow', or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Sunday 3 May: Acts 2:42-47, 1 Peter 2:1-10, Psalm 23 and John 10:1-10.

Bread, wine and toothpaste - why any fool can make a podcast - ep.6

Bread, wine and toothpaste - why any fool can make a podcast - ep.6

April 29, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner and Sally Cloke discuss the story of the road to Emmaus. Have you ever wondered why the Bible is a book worth reading more than once, or why we shouldn't compare Holy Communion with going to the dentist? Please 'like', 'follow', or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Sunday 26 April: Acts 2:14, 36-42 and Luke 24:13-35.

Rediscovering the privilege of touch - ep.5

Rediscovering the privilege of touch - ep.5

April 22, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner and Revd Barbara Bagley discuss the story of Thomas, in which bodies fall sick and (generally) get better, are blown on and poked at, die and rise again (once), and allow us to experience the privilege of touch. Please 'like', 'follow' or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Sunday 19 April: Acts 2:14a, 22-32, 1 Peter 1:1-12 and John 20:19-31.

The resurrection as disruption - and why there’s no going ‘back’ - ep.4

The resurrection as disruption - and why there’s no going ‘back’ - ep.4

April 15, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner and Sally Cloke discuss why the resurrection of Jesus is part of our future as well as our past, why church - and everything - shouldn't go back to 'normal' after Covid-19 and how we can spread the good news of Jesus under lock-down. Please 'like', 'follow' or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Easter Day: Acts 10:34-43, Colossians 3:1-11 and Matthew 28:1-15.

Donkeys, scapegoats and putting Jesus in your ‘bubble’ - ep.3

Donkeys, scapegoats and putting Jesus in your ‘bubble’ - ep.3

April 8, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner and Sally Cloke discuss why the last week of Jesus' life went so wrong so quickly, whether Australians hate religion (or just cruise ships) and how we can be Anglican without church on Sunday mornings. Please 'like', 'follow' or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Palm Sunday and Good Friday: Matthew 21:1-11 and John chs 18 & 19.

Lazarus, come out - the rest of you, stay inside! - ep.2

Lazarus, come out - the rest of you, stay inside! - ep.2

April 1, 2020

Revd Bryce Amner and Revd Barbara Bagley discuss what it means to pray the Lord's Prayer in a time of panic buying and how can we experience Jesus as the resurrection and the life when we're spatially isolating at home and feel a bit 'entombed'. Please 'like', 'follow' or 'share' this podcast or comment on our Facebook page. The Bible readings are for Sunday 29 March: Ezekiel 38:1-13, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 and John 11:1-53.

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