Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 20 War)

April 29, 2017

Jim & Abby struggle with the Bible's ambivalent teachings on war.

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Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 19 Matthew 27:50)

April 15, 2017

Abby & Jim explore the need for grief as it springs from the end of Christ's life recorded in Matthew 27:50, "And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit."  Read more at Abby's blog here.

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Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 18 Balaam)

April 2, 2017

Jim & Abby discuss the totaly nuts story of Balaam and his talking donkey.  If you don't believe us, it's in the Bible here

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Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 17 Budgets)

March 19, 2017

With budget proposals in the news, Jim & Abby discuss the impact of faith on budgets--both personal and national.  Didn't Jesus say the poor would be with us always?

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Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 16 Leviticus)

March 5, 2017

Abby & Jim discuss Leviticus, particularly chapter 12, and whether it is really helpful at all.  Also, how it intersects with themes from the Vagina Monologues.

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Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 15 Refugees)

February 18, 2017

Jim & Abby talk about the Bible & the refugee crisis.  In so doing, they start but do not end with Leviticus 19:34, "You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you, and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God."  

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Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 14 Job)

February 5, 2017

Abby & Jim talk about one of the most interesting pieces of literature in the Bible, the book of Job.  Features, "When I asked why there were only one set of footprints, Jesus replied, 'Because the sandpeople walk in single file to hide their numbers.'"  You can also check out some of Jim's blogging on this here.

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Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 13 New President)

January 21, 2017

Jim and Abby first tackle the easy question of whether Donald Trump's mission matches Jesus Christ's and then investigate the tougher question about what Christians are to do.  More here: http://revabigail.blogspot.com/2017/01/on-eve-of-inauguration-day.html

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Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 12 Amos)

November 26, 2016

Jim and Abby talk about a passage from Amos, an Old Testament prophet speaking truth to power in a very specific way.

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Bloody Mary Bible Brunch (Ep. 11 Church & State)

September 10, 2016

Abby & Jim explore the church's role in an era of hyper patriotism.  

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