Topics: a better Lent, biblical science fiction, “made new” but still the same.
Description

Life amid Covid, bible study beginner, justified by Jesus, sin vs. invitation from God to try new things. Hosts: Sister Maxine and Sister Shannon.

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Show Notes

(1:45) Life amid the coronavirus pandemic 

(3:00) A visit from church ladies and llamas

(4:30) Listener: I want to read the bible but where should I start?

(6:00) Different types of bibles

(10:00) A good starting point: Gospel of Luke

(11:45) Scripture as really awesome literature

(16:00) The unexpectedly funny story of Jonah and the whale

(20:00) Listener: A man in my bible group is disagreeable and says it’s ok because that’s how Jesus was

(23:00) Making people mad (and glad!) by performing miracles

(26:30) The healing power of small kindnesses

(33:00) Are Christians supposed to push the limits even if it upsets other people

(38:00) Listener: Is it a sin if I don’t help homeless people on the street?

(39:00) What makes something a sin or not

(41:30) Sin vs. invitation from God to try something

(48:00) Everyday ways to accept God’s invitation to help others

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Intro/outro music by Wild Carrot

About our Guest

Sister Shannon Schrein, OSF, PhD, is a Sylvania Franciscan and currently serves on the Leadership Team. She has a PhD in Systematic Theology and is president of the College Theology Society.  She is the author of the books Quilting and Braiding: The Feminist Christologies of Sallie McFague  and Elizabeth A. Johnson in Conversation. Sister Shannon is also the editor of God Has Begun a Great Work in Us: Embodied Love in Consecrated Life and Ecclesial Movements, The 2014 Annual Volume of the College Theology Society.  She is a contributor to The Saint Mary’s College Study Bible, 2007. Sister Shannon is the 2012 recipient of the Franciscan Federation Award. She has shared her Franciscan way of life and her love of Jesus and the Scriptures with her students for more than forty years.