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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Women in Ministry - The Rt. Rev Anne Hodges-Cop...
Today we talk about Bishop Hodges-Copple ministry as a priest, bishop, and mother. Questions for reflection this week: - Where have you seen a woman in ministry in your life? Do you remember the first time you saw a female priest? -...
32 min
102
Summer's Coming - Bible Love Podcast
Today we talk about where we've been these past 18 months, and what's coming up over the summer. Questions for reflection this week: - How has your engagement with scripture changed these past 18 months? - How can we practice rest and ...
22 min
103
An Endless Line (2 Kings 11-25) - Bible Love Po...
Today we talk about an endless line of kings who can't seem to get it right, and how that ultimately leads to our total destruction. Questions for reflection this week: - What can we learn from an endless line of failure? - What do we ...
26 min
104
The Long Haul (1 Kings 17 - 2 Kings 10) - Bible...
Today we're joined by John Burruss, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Ala. We talk about prophets, care for the poor, disease, and healing that doesn't always come on our terms. Questions for reflection this week: ...
27 min
105
Inherited Brokenness (1 Kings 12-16) - Bible Lo...
Today we're joined by Carmen Germino, rector of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Davidson, N.C. We talk about extra kings, generational brokenness, and God's discipline. Questions for reflection this week: - What can we learn about our o...
26 min
106
Discernment and Faithfulness (1 Kings 1-11) - B...
Today we dive into 1 Kings, and talk about David's legacy, Solomon's wisdom, and our constant choice to be faithful to God. Questions for reflection this week: - Why would discernment be the most important thing to ask for? - How can w...
27 min
107
Love and Loyalty (1&2 Kings) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we're joined by the Rev. Furman Buchanan, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Greenville, S.C. We dive in to 1 and 2 Kings, and look at our failures, God's loyalty, and how sometimes love requires a mama bear. Questions for r...
32 min
108
Giving Vent to the Spirit (The Rev. Paul Aberna...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Paul Abernathy, as we talk about decades of ministry, bringing the Scriptures alive, and how God's word shapes our world. Links mentioned in today's episode: - The Rev. Paul Abernathy (https://stmatthewsep...
29 min
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David's Last Words (2 Samuel 20-24) - Bible Lov...
Today we finish up 2 Samuel, and look back at David's successes, failures, and God's presence throughout his life. We also talk about weird ways the Biblical story is sometimes chopped up into books, chapters, and verses. Questions f...
25 min
110
The Roof and the Battlefield (2 Samuel 11-20) -...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Jared Houze, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Amarillo, Texas). We continue through 2 Samual as we talk about scandal, intrigue, tragedy, and the worst pain imaginable. Questions for reflection th...
35 min
111
Grateful Hearts (2 Samuel 5-10) - Bible Love Po...
Today we continue 2 Samuel! We talk about young leadership, hearing God in the voice of those around us, and gratefulness in the hard times. Questions for reflection this week: - How do I find the gratefulness today, just as David did? ...
27 min
112
Hope in the Mess (2 Samuel 1-4) - Bible Love Po...
Today we dive into 2 Samuel and the life of David! We talk about war, lamentations, and God's hope in the mess. Questions for reflection this week: - How can we use David's lament for Saul and Jonathan in our own process of lament? - W...
28 min
113
Divine Deliverance (Overview of 2 Samuel) - Bib...
Today we're joined by Dr. Steven Bishop, associate professor of Old Testament, came to the Seminary of the Southwest. We talk about David faithfulness, David's failures, and God's rescue of us from trouble. Questions for reflection this ...
31 min
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A Hermeneutic of Love (The Rt. Rev C. Andrew Do...
Today we're joined by the Gig Bad Bishop, the Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle. We talk about our Bible stories, the Biblical story, the parts we play in the overarching Christian story, and why Bishop Doyle decided it was a good idea to ordain Ala...
29 min
115
God is There (1 Samuel 16-31) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we wrap up 1 Samuel, as the story turns to David! We talk about our readiness, our feebleness, and God's continued faithfulness. Questions for reflection this week: - Have you ever felt unprepared for something, but had to go thro...
29 min
116
Regret, Grief, and God's Love (1 Samuel 8-15) -...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Katherine Harper, Associate Rector at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Birmingham, Ala. We talk about wanting our own way, regret, grief, and God's love through all the hard times. Questions for reflection...
29 min
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Hannah, Samuel, and God's Presence - Bible Love...
Today we're joined again by the Rev. Canon Jimmy Hartley, Canon Pastor at Trinity Cathedral in Columbia, S.C.! We talk about Hannah's Song, Samuel's call, and God's presence with us even in the hard times. Questions for reflection this w...
29 min
118
Three Men and an Ark (1 Samuel Overview) - Bibl...
Today we're joined again by the Rev. Dr. Tony Hopkins! Dr. Tony helps walk us through 1 Samuel, situating the book in the larger narrative, and helping us find our place in the story. Questions for reflection this week: - What does 1 Sa...
28 min
119
Living the Kingdom of God (The Very Rev. Daniel...
Today we're joined by the Very (and the not quite Right) Rev. Daniel P. Richards, bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. We talk about scripture, living the Christian life, and how we respond when life gets hard. ...
28 min
120
The Redemption Story (Ruth 4) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we wrap up our conversation about the book of Ruth. We talk about redemption, hope, and God's willingness to jump in the muddy waters with us. Questions for reflection this week: - How does the story of Ruth help remind us that Go...
27 min
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Ruth Kissed Dating Goodbye (Ruth 3) - Bible Lov...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Jill Williams, Chaplain at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, S.C. We talk about dating, courtship, steadfast love, and God's presence in the mess. Questions for reflection this week: - How i...
25 min
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Seeing Each Other (Ruth 2) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we talk about Boaz's tenderness, Ruth's thankfulness, and the importance of seeing one another. Questions for reflection this week: - Think of a time someone showed you tenderness. How did that make you feel? - How can we be more...
26 min
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God's in the Love (Ruth 1) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we're joined by the Rev. Janey Wilson, Rector of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour in Rock Hill, S.C. We talk about names, women in scripture, a journey to Bethlehem, and God's presence in the love. Questions for reflection this ...
27 min
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Ruth as Rom-Com (Overview of Ruth) - Bible Love...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Greg Millikin, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church in New Lenox, Illinois. We talk about Ruth, crossing boundaries, and God's unfailing love. Questions for reflection this week: - How does the story of Ruth h...
30 min
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God's Got This (The Rt. Rev. Frank Logue) - Bib...
Today we're joined by the Rt. Rev. Frank Logue, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. We talk about the importance of immersing our lives in scripture so we know the whole story. Questions for reflection this week: - What practice...
32 min