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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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
102
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
103
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
104
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
105
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
106
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
107
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
108
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
109
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
110
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
111
Consider it. Take counsel. Speak Out. (Judges 1...
Today we wrap up Judges, and look at what can happen when we forget about God and focus on ourselves. We also take a look at the hardest part of the Bible. Questions for reflection this week: - How can we remember God's faithfulness? ...
27 min
112
B-A-N-A-N-A-S (Judges 11-16) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we're joined by the Rev. Lonnie Lacy, rector of St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Clifton, Ga. We talk about foxes, haircuts, and the wildest parts of Judges. Questions for reflection this week: - Where do we see God at work in thi...
30 min
113
A Prophet, Three Priests, and a Rabbi (Judges 4...
Today we're joined by the stars of the world-famous radio show, A Priest and a Rabbi! The Rev. Christian Anderson and Rabbi Matthew Durbin join us as we talk about Deborah, Gideon, how we read the Bible today. Questions for reflection th...
31 min
114
Life Ain't Perfect (Judges 1-3) - Bible Love Po...
Today look at the first three chapters of the book of Judges. We talk about conquest, faithfulness, and the need to remember where we came from. Questions for reflection this week: - How do we remind ourselves, and others, of God's con...
27 min
115
Failure and Faithfulness (Judges) - Bible Love ...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Dr. Anna Brawley, rector of St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Columbia, S.C. We dive into the book of Judges, and how our stories of failure and faithfulness reveal God's presence. Questions for reflection th...
30 min
116
The Lens of Love (with Bishop Scott Mayer) - Bi...
Today we're joined by the Rt. Rev. Scott Mayer, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwest Texas and provisional bishop of the Episcopal Church in North Texas (Alan's bishop!). As we take a break between Joshua and Judges, we talk about t...
24 min
117
Who Let the Dogs Out (Joshua 13-24) - Bible Lov...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Dixon Kinser, Rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, N.C. As we wrap up Joshua, we talk about real estate contracts, ancient trash talk, faithful outsiders, and how Jesus changes our relations...
31 min
118
Faithfulness & Conquest (Joshua 5-12) - Bible L...
Today we continue our march through Joshua, looking at conquest, consequences, and God's presence in the fight. Questions for reflection this week: - How can we rest in the assurance that God is with us in the hard times? - What does i...
26 min
119
Ugly Messy Beautiful (Joshua 1-5) - Bible Love ...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Greg Farrand, Episcopal priest and Executive Director of Second Breath. We jump into the first five chapters of Joshua, preparing to enter the Promised Land! We talk about genocide, prostitution, and a God ...
36 min
120
Cross, Take, Divide, and Serve (Joshua) - Bible...
Today we dive into Joshua, with a great overview by the Very Rev. Cynthis Briggs Kittredge (Dean of Seminary of Southwest). We talk about how we understand Biblical history, how we wrestle with hard parts of the Bible, and how God remains f...
32 min
121
One Year Later - Bible Love Podcast
Today we're celebrating one year of Bible Love! We look back at where we've been, what we've learned, and what we're excited to do next! Questions for reflection this week: - How has your relationship with scripture changed over the pas...
26 min
122
Growing Christians (with the Rev. Allison Sandl...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Allison Sandlin Liles. Allison is Priest-in-Charge of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Hurst, Texas (Alan's neighbor!), and editor of Grow Christians (a community of Christians practicing faith at home). B...
30 min
123
A Book, a Song, and a Blessing (Deuteronomy 31-...
Today we are joined by the Rev. Katie Nakamura Rengers, the Presiding Bishop's Staff Officer for Church Planting! We talk about succession planning, leading for a future we may not get to see, and how we follow God even when we don't know w...
27 min
124
Choose Life (Deuteronomy 27-30) - Bible Love Po...
Today we talk about blessings and curses, returning to relationship, and choosing life. Questions for reflection this week: - How do I make time and space in my life for repentance and return? - How do I keep the Word close to me?...
28 min
125
Oriented Toward Generosity (Deuteronomy 12-26) ...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Ian Lasch, and we talk about Deuteronomic Code! We talk about our penchant for idolatry, God's desire for holiness, and how all of this is set up to help orient us toward generosity for God and our neighbors. ...
29 min