The Hope Canteen Podcast, Episode 28: The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids

Podcast 28 Wise & Foolish Bridesmaids
Episode 28: The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Bridesmaids

Jesus tells this parable about ten bridesmaids who fall asleep waiting for the wedding procession to arrive. This picks up a number of themes in Jesus’ teaching, and reflects Old Testament meditations on staying awake, being alert, and persevering in Christ. Join us around the virtual table as we talk about Matthew 25: 1-13.

What insights do you take from this parable? Please join the conversation! Add your reflections in the comments below.

The Hope Canteen Podcast, Episode 24: The Parable of the Tenants in the Vineyard

Matthew 21: parable of the tenants

This week, we look at the parable of the tenants in the vineyard (Matthew 21:33-46). This is a challenging parable because Jesus uses it to speak pointedly against those who oppose him for misplaced religious reasons. This parable leads us to ask why it’s important to remember why we have been given responsibility in God’s world.

Join us around the virtual table as we reflect on what it means to bear good fruit. Please join the conversation! Add your insights in the comments below.

The Hope Canteen Podcast, Episode 22: The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

Podcast 22: The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

In this episode, we’re talking about Jesus’ parable of the workers in the vineyard. He tells the story of a landowner who goes out to hire workers at different times during the day. When it comes time to pay them, they are shocked that the landowner pays them all the same amount. Even those who only worked an hour receive a full day’s wages.

Join us around the virtual table as we reflect on what Matthew 20:1-16 can tell us about God and about ourselves. Please join the conversation! Add your insights in the comments below.

The Hope Canteen Podcast Episode 15: The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like…

The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed... it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches. -- Jesus (Matthew 13:31-32)

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 (Year A, Proper 12)

Every week, your hosts have been sitting around the table and talking about the Bible reading for the upcoming Sunday. This week, Jesus gives a series of short metaphors that describe something of the Kingdom of Heaven: it’s like a mustard seed, yeast mixed with flour, a treasure hidden in a field, a pearl of great value, a net thrown into the sea.

Please join the conversation! You can leave your insights, questions and ideas in the comments.