Bible Love: A Scripture Podcast

Bible Love is a conversation about scripture between Mary Balfour Dunlap (priest at Church of the Resurrection in Greenwood, S.C.) and Alan Bentrup (priest at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in Keller, Texas).

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Create In Me (Psalm 51) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we talk about Lent, morning devotions, and getting our hearts and minds right. Questions for reflection: - Are you taking anything on, or giving anything up, for Lent? - Where have you encountered God this week? - How do the Psa...
23 min
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Be My Rock (Psalm 31) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we're joined by Corey Jones, Associate Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Ala. We talk about prayer, camp, and sleep aids. Questions for reflection: - Where have you encountered God this week? - How do the Psalm...
25 min
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How Long To Sing This Song (Psalm 40) - Bible L...
Today we let middle school Alan talk about his favorite Psalm, number 40! We talk about U2, themed eucharists, and how music connects with us in all of life's experiences. Questions for reflection: - Where have you encountered God this ...
23 min
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Ecce Quam Bonum (Psalms 133 and 137) - Bible Lo...
Today we're joined by Richard Ahlquist, a seminarian from the Diocese of Alabama studying at Sewanee. We talk about tragedy, despair, hope, and unity. Questions for reflection: - Where have you encountered God this week? - How doe the ...
27 min
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Light and Salvation (Psalm 27) - Bible Love Pod...
Today we talk about Psalm 27, hearing Scripture read, and what it means to be made whole. Questions for reflection: - Where have you encountered God this week? - What does salvation mean to you? - Why is it important to hear Scripture...
23 min
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The Psalms in Unity (Psalms 95 and 133) - Bible...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Seth Olson, Associate Rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Homewood, Ala. We look at Psalm 95 and 133, and the unity throughout the psalter. Questions for reflection: - Where have you encountered God t...
25 min
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Songs in the Key of Life (Intro to the Psalms) ...
Today we're joined by Dr. Tony as we dive into the biggest book of the Bible. We'll spend the rest of this semester looking at the Psalms, so let's start with the bigger picture. Questions for reflection: - Where have you encountered Go...
27 min
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New Year's Resolutions - Bible Love Podcast
Today we do things a little different, and talk about our own practices. How do we approach the Bible? How do we structure our time with Scripture? How do we hope this podcast will help you? Those questions and more guide our conversation t...
25 min
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Does God Love the Devil (Job 21-42) - Bible Lo...
Today we're joined by Bird Treacy is a Godly Play trainer and Christian Formation director based in Boston. She writes a weekly Substack newsletter called Wiggles & Wonder, which offers joyful formation reflections and resources for kid...
25 min
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The Facts of Life (Intro to Job) - Bible Love P...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Dr. Tony Hopkins, as we start looking at the Book of Job. We talk about poetry, suffering, and God's abiding presence. Questions for reflection: - Where have you encountered God this week? Readings for ...
30 min
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Expand Your Canon (Tamara Plummer) - Bible Love...
Today we talk with Tamara Plummer, host of the Pursuing Call podcast an all-around amazing lay leader in the church. We look at the real purpose of Scripture, wrestling with God, and what we wished we learned in Sunday school. Readings f...
30 min
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Light in Darkness (Esther 8-10) - Bible Love Po...
Today we wrap up the book of Esther. We look at joy in the midst of sorry, redefining celebration, and God's presence in hard times. Readings for next week: Nothing! Links mentioned in today's episode: - What is Purim (https://www.ch...
23 min
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An Earnest Woman (Esther 4-7) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we're joined by Anne Alexis-Harra, Minister for Children & Youth at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Readings for next week: Esther 8-10 Links mentioned in today's episode: - St. Mart...
27 min
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Bachelor in Persia (Esther 1-3) - Bible Love Po...
Today we dive into the story of Esther. We look at boundaries, beauty, and how love wins in the end. Questions for reflection this week: - How have you seen God work through hard, or even toxic, situation? - What are you willing to do ...
21 min
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For Such a Time (Intro to Esther) - Bible Love ...
Today we're joined again by the Rev. Dr. Tony Hopkins! Dr. Tony helps walk us through Esther. We talk about religion, identity, and great storytelling. Questions for reflection this week: - How can we look for God's presence, even when ...
28 min
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The Beauty of Holiness (The Rev. Gary Eichelber...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Gary Eichelberger, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Greenville, S.C. We talk about high church worship, social justice, and how we read the Bible through the lens of Jesus. Questions for reflectio...
31 min
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Chorus of the Faithful (Nehemiah 8-13) - Bible ...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Paula Jefferson, Priest-in-Charge of St. Christopher Episcopal Church in Fort Worth, Texas. We talk about reentry, revival, and making a joyful noise! Questions for reflection this week: - How can we shape...
26 min
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Sit, Kneel, Stand (Nehemiah 1-7) - Bible Love P...
Today we dive into Nehemiah! We look at what it means to mourn, how we cope in prayer, and what it takes to get to work. Questions for reflection this week: - What can we learn from the length of time Nehemiah prayed and wept, versus th...
23 min
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Better Than Ezra (Ezra 7-10) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we wrap up Ezra, where we finally meet the guy. And we talk about moving back home, reorienting our life, and challenging our beliefs. Questions for reflection this week: - What can we learn from genealogies, and our heritage? - ...
25 min
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Return From Exile (Ezra 1-6) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we dive in to Ezra with the Rev. Claire Brown, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Athens, Tennessee. We talk about preparation, returning from exile, and what it costs us when our vision is too small. Questions for reflection...
33 min
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The Law and the Wall (Introduction to Ezra and ...
Today we're joined again by the Rev. Dr. Tony Hopkins! Dr. Tony helps walk us through Ezra and Nehemiah. We talk about community, covenant, and inclusion. Questions for reflection this week: - Do I believe that God really cares about th...
31 min
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Endless Love (2 Chronicles 10-36) - Bible Love ...
Today we're joined by the Rev. James Franklin, Episcopal priest and chaplain at Wake Forest University. We wrap up our study of 2 Chronicles, looking at God's endless love. Questions for reflection this week: - How can we approach our w...
27 min
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Solomon, Part Two (2 Chronicles 1-9) - Bible Lo...
This week we launch into 2 Chronicles, looking at Solomon's reign, the construction of the temple, and succession (and sabbath) planning. Questions for reflection this week: - How can we approach our work in a way that sets it up for th...
26 min
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The King's Speeches (1 Chronicles 22-29) - Bibl...
This week we finish up 1 Chronicles, looking at his three speeches, how we organize ourselves for mission, and how we prepare for the future. Questions for reflection this week: - How do we balance trust in the Holy Spirit and our need ...
24 min
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Real Power and Real Joy (1 Chronicles 11-22) - ...
This week we're joined by the Rev. Dorian Del Priore, Priest-in-Charge of Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Simpsonville, S.C. We talk about life of David, the true source of power, and how joy undergirds everything we do. Questions for ref...
29 min