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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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
127
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
128
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
129
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
130
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
131
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
132
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
133
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
134
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
135
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
136
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
137
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
138
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
139
Hear, O Israel (Deuteronomy 4-11) - Bible Love ...
Today we're talking about God's love! Moses reminds the Israelites that they (and we) are all a part of the covenant, regardless of time and space. And we're also reminded of our penchant for idolatry, and how we love because God first love...
26 min
140
Passing the Baton (Deuteronomy 1-3) - Bible Lov...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Furman Buchanan, rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Greenville, S.C. We talk about our need to remember our story, God's unfailing love for us, and how our ministry is always pointing beyond anything we...
28 min
141
Love and Loyalty (Deuteronomy) - Bible Love Pod...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Alexis Carter Thomas! Alexis helps walk us through Deuteronomy, situating the book in the larger narrative, and helping us find our place in the story. Questions for reflection this week: - What does it me...
34 min
142
Scripture Isn't Finished (with Bishop Brian Col...
Today we're joined by the Official Episcopal Visitor of Bible Love, the Rt. Rev. Brian Cole. Bishop Cole serves the Diocese of East Tenessee. Before we pick up with Deuteronomy next week, we wanted to take some time out to talk about how...
31 min
143
Succession Planning (Numbers 20-36) - Bible Lov...
Today we talk about changes, trusting God, and how to plan for what comes next. Questions for reflection this week: - How do I prepare for changes in my life? - How can I practice trust in God, even when it is hard to trust? Links m...
31 min
144
The Emotions of God (Numbers 15-19) - Bible Lov...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Nicholas Beasley, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church in Columbia, S.C. (and former rector of Mary Balfour's parish!). We talk about God's emotions, the Israelites fickleness, and how we respond when thin...
28 min
145
Waiting is the Hard Part (Numbers 9-14) - Bible...
Today we start the journey into the wilderness! We talk about waiting, listening for God, and how we trust. Questions for reflection this week: - How can I redeem the times I'm called to wait? - How can I trust that I'm hearing from Go...
27 min
146
Preparing to Launch (Numbers 7-9) - Bible Love ...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Kyle Martindale, rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Pearl River, N.Y., and host of the Episcopal Priest Explains podcast. We talk about offerings, being set apart, and getting ready for the journey! ...
31 min
147
Brokenness & Blessing (Numbers 5-6) - Bible Lov...
Today we're together, IN PERSON! We're recording from the nave at Resurrection, Greenwood, and we talk about brokenness, restoration, community, and blessing. And Alan shares some exciting news! Questions for reflection this week: - ...
21 min
148
What Is Your Role? (Numbers 3-4) - Bible Love P...
Today we're joined by the Rev. Canon Jimmy Hartley, who serves as Canon for Formation (amongst other things) in the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. We talk about the priesthood, the proper ordering or worship, and finding our rol...
30 min
149
A God of Order (Numbers 1-2) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we jump into the first two chapters of Numbers, where we see a census, a master-planned community, and a God of order. Questions for reflection this week: - How do I know when God is speaking to me? What is God sp...
27 min
150
Land, Law, and God (Numbers) - Bible Love Podcast
Today we're joined by our first repeat guest, Dr. Tony Hopkins! Tony helps walk us through Numbers, situating the book in the larger narrative, and helping us find our place in the story. Click here to view Tony's notes on Numbers. Befor...
28 min