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The Word Without Walls Podcast

Dec 15, 2023

This episode records a homily I preached for chapel at CUI at the end of November, in the transition from the end of the church year to Advent.  The text is Malachi 2:13-16 and the subject is the abuse of women.

Dec 12, 2023

In this episode, hear the readings for Advent 1: Isaiah 64:1-9, 1 Corinthians 1:3-9, and Matthew 13:24-37.  Also, hear a meditation based on the reading.  What if these readings indicate the first true gift of Christmas?  What if Christmas isn't about getting, but about taking away?

Oct 30, 2023

The armor of God passage.  What are some things to note about these verses?

  • Verse 10 mentions strength three times.  What kind of strength?
  • Read verse 12 and consider the magnitude of the fight we're in.
  • From verse 13, who set the example of standing until the end?
  • Consider the elements of each article of clothing in...

Oct 26, 2023

  • What is the caveat in verse 1?
  • Consider verse 3.  What about when wonderful children die young?
  • A book recommendation based on verse 6 is Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe.
  • We see the divine economy in verse 8.  What kind of life is the very best?

Oct 23, 2023

  • How does verse 21 connect back to Genesis?  How does submitting to God give us freedom?
  • How does the original Greek in verse 22 differ from most translations?
  • Note in verse 25--this is what it means to be male.
  • What is the constant example that Paul keeps circling back to?