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The Glenwood Table

The Glenwood Table

By Lana Hurst
At the Glenwood Table, people and their stories are sacred to us and so are their questions. Because of this, we are creating a spiritual community that seeks to be an inclusive and welcoming space where we can gather to reimagine Christian faith in for the 21st century. While we lead from a progressive Christian framework, we seek to be inclusive of those with different faiths and no faith.
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Lectionary in a Human Voice: Third Sunday After Pentecost
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Third Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 1 Samuel 2:18-21, 26; Psalm 144:3-4, 12-15; 1 Peter 2:4-10; and Mark 7:10-13.
08:24
June 23, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Second Sunday After Pentecost
In addition to sharing the usual Scripture readings, we also want to pass along messages of happy Juneteenth and happy Father's Day! Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Second Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 1 Samuel 1:19-28; Psalm 69:10-20, 30-33; Acts 2:43-47; and Matthew 15:29-39.
13:22
June 18, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Trinity Sunday
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Trinity Sunday, and the Scripture passages are Hosea 11:1-4; Psalm 130:5-8; Psalm 131; 2 Peter 1:16-18; and Matthew 28:16-20.
10:08
June 08, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Pentecost Sunday
Happy birthday to the Church! Pentecost is a key day in the Christian story. Tune in to learn more about why, as well as how the Spirit shows up in both testaments.  Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Pentecost Sunday, and the Scripture passages are Acts 2:1-17; Isaiah 44:1-8; Psalm 104:1-4, 10-15, 27-30; Romans 8:14-17, 22-27; and John 14:8-17.
16:05
June 04, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Feast of the Epiphany
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Seventh Sunday of Easter, but we're focusing on the Feast Day that happens in between the sixth and seventh weeks: the Ascension, the day that Jesus is taken up into heaven after spending 40 days with his disciples post-resurrection. The Scripture passages are Acts 1:1-11; Psalm 24; Revelation 3:20-22; and Luke 24:46-53.
10:05
May 27, 2022
Reproductive Rights & The Church: A Group Conversation
Content notes: suicide, sexual assault, miscarriage, infant death, and eugenics  Pastor Lana Hurst, co-host Emmie Arnold, hospital chaplain Virginia Goss, and city government employee Brendan Birth share what they were taught about reproductive rights growing up; how the Church shaped that; what they believe now; and how they want faith institutions and people of faith to participate right now as rights are being stripped away. TL;DR: We support reproductive justice not despite our religious values, but because of them.  You can watch the full conversation on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/ALfaNWhHksM or with automated captions: https://tinyurl.com/2wy2vj4k. To help:  Call or send letters to your elected representatives. Amnesty International has useful statistics and other talking points. Utilize faith-based reproductive rights organizations: Religious Coalition for Reproductive Concern and Just Texas, interfaith organizations that train ministers and congregations, and The Empathy Project, which shares scriptural understandings of abortion. Go to protests. And don't forget to share stories at the dinner table about why abortion is an essential right. Donate to abortion funds through the National Network of Abortion Funds and other reproductive justice organizations, especially those run by women of color, like SisterSong. Vote like your rights depend on it - they do. For context: Many folks are feeling strong emotions about the likely overturning of Roe v. Wade, a 1973 Supreme Court ruling that made access to safe and legal abortion a constitutional right. Some are experiencing grief and anger, especially for those who would be most affected in up to 26 states that would limit or ban abortion entirely: BIPOC folks with few financial means. Others are experiencing gratitude because they believe that abortion numbers will be reduced by up to 13% in the United States and that abortion has been a stain on the country's moral standing. This stance, what's classically been called a "pro-life" viewpoint, is especially common among Christians who frequently attend church, pray, and read Scripture, according to a Pew Research poll about different religions' adherents' views on abortion. Some are experiencing feelings in between relief and anger, perhaps confusion. No matter where you are on the spectrum of "pro-choice" to "pro-life," statistically speaking, you have people in your life who have gotten abortions. One in four cisgender women in America will have an abortion by the age of 45. Perhaps you are one of them, and perhaps you were made to feel shame for it, even if you are among the 95% of people who do not regret having an abortion. Whatever your story is, you are welcome here.
57:57
May 25, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Sixth Sunday of Easter
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Sixth Sunday of Easter, and the Scripture passages are Acts 17:1-4, 10-12; Deuteronomy 28:58-68; Psalm 145:8-19; Romans 6:5-11; and John 11:17-27.
15:35
May 18, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fifth Sunday of Easter
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Fifth Sunday of Easter, and the Scripture passages are Acts 5:12-16; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 147:12-20; 2 Corinthians 4:13-15; and John 5:25-29.
11:38
May 14, 2022
New Meanings of Resurrection: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. JJ Flag, Pt. II
We are still in the season of Eastertide in the Christian calendar, long after the transition from the season of Lent to Resurrection Sunday. The concept of resurrection is key to this holiday and is often seen as central to the Christian faith, but what is it, anyway, and why is it still important almost two thousand years later? To explore these questions, Pastor Lana and a familiar voice on the podcast, Rev. Dr. JJ Flag, share ways that the definition has shifted for them in their faith journeys throughout their lifetimes. This is the second episode of a two-part series, and in this conversation, the themes of queerness, disability, and race come up as they wonder aloud: Do we as individuals lose our distinctness if the resurrection really is a thing? You can watch the entire two-part interview on our YouTube channel by clicking here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba0WghhTtNs or you can watch it with automated captions by clicking here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=92aef2dc-db46-47fa-966f-ae6e0029b6ab. If you have any topic requests for future conversations, reach out to us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodTable/), Instagram @fpcglencove, or thetable@fpcglencove.org. We'd love to hear from you!
32:58
May 13, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fourth Sunday of Easter
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Fourth Sunday of Easter, and the Scripture passages are Acts 2:22-24; Deuteronomy 18:15-22; Psalm 9:9-14; 2 Corinthians 4:7-12; and Luke 7:18-23.
11:28
May 07, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Third Sunday of Easter
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Third Sunday of Easter, and the Scripture passages are Acts 1:6-8; Deuteronomy 5:11-22; Psalm 78:1-7; Romans 13:8-10; and Matthew 22:22-33.
11:19
April 28, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Second Sunday of Easter
Happy Eastertide! The Scriptures for this episode come from translations by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD in “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W”: Acts 1:3-5, 12-14, Deuteronomy 5:1-10; Psalm 41:1-4, 12-13; Romans 7:1-12; and John 20:19-31.
13:28
April 22, 2022
New Meanings of Resurrection: A Conversation with Rev. Dr. JJ Flag, Pt. I
The resurrection is on many Christians' minds right now as Lent has turned into Eastertide and people are proclaiming "Jesus Christ is risen!". This belief is often seen as central to the Christian faith, but what is it, anyway, and why is it still important almost two thousand years later? To explore these questions, Pastor Lana and a familiar voice on the podcast, Rev. Dr. JJ Flag, share ways that the definition has shifted for them in their faith journeys throughout their lifetimes. This is the first episode of a two-part series, and in this episode, queerness, disability, and Blackness come up as they wonder aloud: Do we as individuals lose our distinctness if the resurrection really is a thing? If you have any topic requests for future conversations, reach out to us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodTable/), Instagram @fpcglencove, or thetable@fpcglencove.org. We'd love to hear from you!
28:39
April 19, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Resurrection of the Lord Sunday
(It may not yet be Easter when you listen to this but...) HAPPY EASTER! We hope that these Scriptures help you to soak in the miracle of the resurrection, and what Jesus' death and rising can mean for us almost two thousand years later.  The Scriptures for this episode come from translations by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD in “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W”: Isaiah 49:1-13; Psalm 18:2-11, 16-19; Hebrews 11:1-2, 23-24, 28-39; Matthew 28:1-10; and John 20:1-18.
18:26
April 16, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Good Friday
“Suffering and death were not supposed to happen to the Messiah. He was expected to triumph over evil and not be defeated by it. How could God’s revelation be found connected with the ‘the worst of deaths,’ the ‘vilest death,’ ‘a criminal’s death on the tree of shame’? Like the lynching tree in America, the cross in the time of Jesus was the most ‘barbaric form of execution of the utmost cruelty,’ the absolute opposite of human value systems. It turned reason upside down.” – Black Liberation Theologian James Cone in his seminal work “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” In this Good Friday episode, we remember the day of Jesus' crucifixion, as well as consider what it means to us as people of faith more than two thousand years after that Earth-shaking and heaven-shaking day. Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? The Scripture passages for today are Judges 11:29-40; Psalm 22; Hebrews 12:1-4; and Luke 22:14-23:56.
30:50
April 14, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Maundy Thursday
Maundy Thursday marks the beginning of the holiest three days of Holy Week. The word "maundy" comes from the Latin "mandatum," from the "new commandment" that Jesus gave to his disciples after washing their feet: "Love one another as I have loved you." Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? These are the Scriptures for Maundy Thursday: Exodus 15:11-21; Psalm 136:1-16; Hebrews 11:23-28; and Matthew 26:17-56.
12:54
April 12, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Palm Sunday
This special episode is split into "Liturgy of the Palms" and "Liturgy of the Word." Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Palm Sunday, and the Scripture passages are Matthew 21:1-11; Psalm 118:19-29; Isaiah 49:5-16; Psalm 22:1-11; Galatians 3:23-4:7; and Mark 14:32-15:47.
29:20
April 08, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fifth Sunday of Lent
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Fifth Sunday of Lent, and the Scripture passages are Isaiah 51:1-8; Psalm 148; Romans 11:13-24; and Luke 13:18-21.
11:30
April 01, 2022
What Is the Bible?: A Group Conversation, Pt. 2
Make sure to check out the episode of this conversation, pt. 1! You can watch the full-length video of both parts of the episode on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_NyE3LBfxdA59O21qEktlw or with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=7aaf2e92-9dac-4395-9e7b-ae47002c70ca. 
33:29
March 30, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fourth Sunday of Lent
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Fourth Sunday of Lent, and the Scripture passages are Song of Songs 4:7-16; Psalm 136:1-16; 1 John 4:7-12; and John 3:11-17.
11:04
March 24, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Third Sunday of Lent
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Third Sunday of Lent, and the Scripture passages are Genesis 3:8-21; Psalm 96; Romans 8:31-39; and Mark 13:14-22.
13:01
March 18, 2022
What Is the Bible?: A Group Conversation, Pt. 1
The Bible is often seen as central to the Christian faith, and many other religions have their own central holy texts. Sometimes for us at Glenwood Table, it can feel challenging to love the Bible. We've had seasons of struggle with it even, perhaps especially, as ministers. In this spirit, we gathered a few of our trusted ministry colleagues and friends (you'll recognize them from past episodes!) to explore our understandings of what this important book is. This is the first episode of a two-part series, and in this episode, we share stories about our personal upbringings with the Bible and where we find ourselves now. We invite you to consider these questions: What is your story with holy texts? If you were raised with religious traditions, what did the texts mean to you as a child? What do they mean to you as an adult? Do you still have any contact with them, and if so, how do you see the Divine there? Have they ever been used to hurt you? And how have they brought healing into your life? We pray that listening to this episode and considering your own answers is just as meaningful, refreshing, and encouraging a time for you as it was for us. If you have any topic requests, reach out to us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GlenwoodTable/), Instagram @fpcglencove, or thetable@fpcglencove.org. We'd love to hear from you!
37:55
March 16, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Second Sunday of Lent
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Second Sunday of Lent, and the Scripture passages are Genesis 3:1-7; Psalm 92:1-5, 12-15; Ephesians 2:4-10; and Matthew 7:15-20. 
08:45
March 11, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: First Sunday of Lent
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is First Sunday of Lent, and the Scripture passages are Genesis 2:7-9, 15-25; Psalm 104:1-4, 10-15, 27-30; Colossians 3:1-11; and Mark 16:9-15.
11:16
March 05, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Ash Wednesday
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This is the first day of Lent, known as "Ash Wednesday", and the Scripture passages are Joel 2:1, 12-17, 21-22; Psalm 90:1-10, 12; 1 Corinthians 15:45-49; and selections from Matthew 6.
10:39
March 02, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Transfiguration Sunday
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Transfiguration Sunday, and the Scripture passages are Exodus 34:29-35, Psalm 99, 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2, and Luke 9:28-43.
09:36
February 23, 2022
Why Stay Christian?: A Group Conversation, Pt. II
Calling yourself a member of any large and diverse group has benefits and drawbacks. Sometimes for us at Glenwood Table, it feels challenging to call ourselves Christians because of our experiences of queer-phobia in churches, not to mention many blasphemous ways White American Evangelicalism has put limits on God’s love for all people.  We gathered a few of our trusted ministry colleagues and friends (you'll recognize them from past episodes!) to ask this question of each other: Why do we still call ourselves Christians? What do we identify with in our shared, yet unique, religious heritages that makes us call ourselves people of faith? This is the second episode of our two-part series, and in this episode, we move from our macro-level hopes and concerns for the Church to more personal stories. We pray that listening to this episode and considering your own answer, if you call yourself a person of any faith tradition, is just as meaningful, refreshing, and encouraging a time for you as it was for us. You can watch the full-length conversation as a video on our YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/ZCKGeYulc3k) or with automated captions on Panopto (https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=c2b6b3b3-4b32-471b-900d-ae2b00325a2a).
28:23
February 18, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Seventh Sunday After Epiphany
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Seventh Sunday After Epiphany, and the Scripture passages are 1 Kings 17:17-24; Psalm 116:1-9; Acts 9:36-42; and Luke 7:11-17.
09:51
February 17, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Sixth Sunday After Epiphany
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Sixth Sunday After Epiphany, and the Scripture passages are 1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 146; James 1:22-27; and Luke 4:16-27.
10:55
February 11, 2022
Why Stay Christian?: A Group Conversation, Pt. I
Calling yourself a member of any large and diverse group has benefits and drawbacks. Sometimes for us at Glenwood Table, it feels challenging to call ourselves Christians because of our experiences of queer-phobia in churches, not to mention many blasphemous ways White American Evangelicalism has put limits on God’s love for all people. We gathered a few of our trusted ministry colleagues and friends (you'll recognize them from past episodes!) to ask this question of each other: Why do we still call ourselves Christians? What do we identify with in the contexts of our shared, yet unique, religious heritages that make us call ourselves people of faith?  This is the first episode of two, and in this episode, we focus on our outward answers based on our experiences of beautiful and painful community. We pray that listening to this episode and considering your own answer, if you call yourself a person of any faith tradition, is just as meaningful, refreshing, and encouraging a time for you as it was for us.
45:37
February 04, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fifth Sunday After Epiphany
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Fifth Sunday After Epiphany, and the Scripture passages are Song of Songs 4:9-15; Psalm 45:6-10, 12-15; 1 Corinthians 9:1-10; and John 2:1-12.
10:22
February 03, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Fourth Sunday After Epiphany, and the Scripture passages are Isaiah 16:1-5; Psalm 33:11-22; Ephesians 3:1-6; and Luke 3:21-23, 31-38.
10:13
January 28, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Third Sunday After Epiphany
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Third Sunday After Epiphany, and the Scripture passages are Zephaniah 3:14-20; Psalm 17:6-9, 13, 15; 1 Timothy 4:1-6, 9-10; and Mark 1:29-31.
09:14
January 19, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Second Sunday After Epiphany
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Second Sunday After Epiphany, and the Scripture passages are Isaiah 62:1-7, 10-12; Psalm 18:2-11, 16-19; 2 Corinthians 6:2-10; and Matthew 3:1-6, 11-17.
12:58
January 12, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Baptism of the Lord Sunday/First Sunday After Epiphany
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Baptism of the Lord Sunday/First Sunday After Epiphany, and the Scripture passages are Isaiah 52:1-10; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; and Luke 2:41-51. Emmie begins with a special introduction on the Baptism of the Lord Sunday and uses selections from Mark 1:1-11 in the New Revised Standard Version.
12:58
January 07, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Feast of the Epiphany
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This is a special two-episode week of LIHV because there are two holidays in the Christian calendar - Epiphany, which is January 6th of each year for Western Churches, and Baptism of the Lord Sunday, which is the Sunday after Epiphany. This episode contains an introduction to what Epiphany is. The Scripture passages are Isaiah 60:1-6 & 11; Psalm 67; 2 Timothy 1:5-10; and Matthew 2:1-12.
12:26
January 06, 2022
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Second Sunday After Christmas
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Second Sunday After Christmas, and the Scripture passages are Micah 4:5-10 and 13a; Psalm 9:1-2, 7-11, and 13-14; Galatians 4:1-7; and John 1:1-5.
08:48
December 29, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: First Sunday After Christmas
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is First Sunday of Christmas, and the Scripture passages are Isaiah 26:16-19, Psalm 68:4-11, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, and Luke 2:1-20.
11:17
December 22, 2021
What Does It Mean to "Keep Christ in Christmas"?: A Group Conversation
The Glenwood Table Podcast is trying something new: group conversations about theology topics of your choosing. In each of these group interviews, Lana and Emmie will gather virtually with some of their ministry colleagues and friends to share their thoughts about how they see God in the world. In this episode, Rev. Dr. JJ Flag and Rev. Don van Antwerpen join them to talk about what it actually means to "keep Christ in Christmas" - and how people of faith can turn that phrase away from culture wars and toward Jesus meeting us in the muck of our lives. If you have any topic requests, message us on our Facebook or Instagram or email us at thetable@fpcglencove.org.  If you'd like to watch the full-length conversation, you can find it on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/GpVTrxelxpE or with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=78d7e9fb-2f10-4b29-a4ae-adf30021a69f.
43:22
December 17, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fourth Sunday of Advent
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Fourth Sunday of Advent, and the Scripture passages are 1 Samuel 1:19-28; The Canticle of Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10); Titus 3:4-7; and Matthew 1:18-25.
11:18
December 16, 2021
The Power of Getting to Be Myself: An Interview with Rev. Lana Hurst
In this episode, Rev. Emmie Arnold interviews Rev. Lana Hurst about her journey to embrace herself as a trans woman. Lana shares about the ways that she learned who she "ought to be" and how she had to learn to embrace who she is rather than the person that she is rather than the person she thought she had to be.    For more resources on transgender identity and faith, check out https://www.qchristian.org/ and https://www.transmissionministry.com/. If you would like to watch a video of the entire interview, you can watch it on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/oLmVumqrTlE or with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=83e43cb7-3454-412b-b62f-adf101343268.
41:01
December 10, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Third Sunday of Advent
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is the Third Sunday of Advent, and the Scripture passages are Judges 13:2-7, Psalm 115:9-15, 1 John 3:1-3, and Luke 1:46-56.
08:43
December 08, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Second Sunday of Advent
Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Second Sunday of Advent, and the Scripture passages are Genesis 17:15-22, Psalm 78:1-7, Romans 8:18-25, and Luke 1:39-45.
09:37
December 01, 2021
New (Liturgical) Year, New Us: Introducing "A Women's Lectionary for the Whole Church" and the First Sunday of Advent
We are STOKED to try something new this year: we are moving away from the Revised Common Lectionary and moving toward a new book by an Old Testament scholar who is seeking to center women's experiences in Scripture. Using “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church: Year W” by Reverend Wil Gafney, PhD, this series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week. We hope that this time offers a new opportunity for you to notice what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is First Sunday of Advent, and the Scripture passages are Genesis 16:7-13, Psalm 71:4-11, Philippians 2:5-11, and Luke 1:26-38. 
12:35
November 24, 2021
The Power of Realizing You're Home: An Interview with Rev. Lana Hurst
"You’ve known me as Lance Hurst, and I'd like to reintroduce myself to you in a fuller and more true way. My name is Lana Hurst."  This episode was recorded before Lana announced this joyous milestone publicly, so in this conversation, she and Rev. Emmie Arnold focus more on how she was taught to understand sexuality throughout her conservative Christian upbringing. She shares what it was like to shift from being unaffirming of her sexuality to allowing God to say "welcome home" to her. You can look forward to an upcoming episode about Lana allowing God to say "welcome home" to her yet again when she accepted that she is transgender.  You can watch the full interview on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/r2uzkUjUsKU or watch it with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=ad9dcd6f-87cc-4755-95e3-adb20120acd5. For more affirmation and information, make sure to check out the social media series about the documentary "Pray Away" on First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove's Facebook and Instagram pages: https://www.facebook.com/firstpresbyterianchurchglencove and https://www.instagram.com/fpcglencove/.
38:47
November 19, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Reign of Christ Sunday
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Reign of Christ Sunday, and the Scripture passages are 2 Samuel 23:1-7 and Psalm 132; Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 and Psalm 93; Revelation 1:4b-8; and John 18:33-37.
12:38
November 17, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Twenty-Fifth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 1 Samuel 1:4-20 and 2:1-10; Daniel 12:1-3 and Psalm 16; Hebrews 10:11-25; and Mark 13:1-8.
15:01
November 10, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 and Psalm 127; 1 Kings 17:8-16 and Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; and Mark 12:38-44.
12:05
November 03, 2021
The Power of Self-Awareness in a Queer Journey of Faith: An Interview with Michael Zuch
In this episode, we meet Michael Zuch, a psychotherapist and social worker based in Nashville, TN. Michael shares about their journey of growing to understand and process their religious joy and trauma from personal and clinical lenses. The ways they define trauma and dissociation might ring a bell for you, too. Content warning: mentions of experiencing ex-gay theology and disordered eating habits.  You can watch the full-length version of this interview on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/co6cpIMIuQg or watch it with automated captions at https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=5e8d2307-791b-44ff-a8cd-adb8013861eb. For more affirmation and information, make sure to check out the social media series about the documentary "Pray Away" on First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove's Facebook and Instagram pages: https://www.facebook.com/firstpresbyterianchurchglencove and https://www.instagram.com/fpcglencove/.
52:05
October 29, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Ruth 1:1-18 and Psalm 146; Deuteronomy 6:1-9 and Psalm 119:1-8; Hebrews 9:11-14; and Mark 12:28-34.
14:17
October 28, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Twenty-second Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Job 42:1-6, 10-17 and Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22; Jeremiah 31:7-9 and Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; and Mark 10:46-52.
12:40
October 20, 2021
The Power of Confident Queer Christians & Allies: An Interview with Rebekah Keazer
Our communications manager, Rev. Emmie Arnold, has been doing a social media series on First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove's pages, and the next few episodes of this podcast will add voices to the written words. The series focuses on the documentary "Pray Away", which highlights the reality and harm of Christian ex-LGBT ministries that have affected over 700,000 people in the United States. In this episode, minister and Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry student Rebekah Keazer and Pastor Lana discuss growing in understandings of what society, theology, and the Bible have to say about queer people of faith.  You can watch this episode on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/pVrh15fwjpg or watch it with automated captions on Panopto: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=e26c63ac-bc74-4de2-9e3c-adb101776ad1. You are loved and you are enough.
25:38
October 15, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Job 38:1-7, 34-41 and Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c; Isaiah 53:4-12 and Psalm 91:9-16; Hebrews 5:1-10; and Mark 10:35-45.
14:47
October 13, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Job 23:1-9, 16-17 and Psalm 22:1-15; Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 and Psalm 90:12-17; Hebrews 4:12-16; and Mark 10:17-31.
13:33
October 06, 2021
The Power of Affirmation for Queer Christians: An Interview with Rev. Emmie Arnold
Rev. Emmie has been doing a social media series on First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove's pages (https://www.facebook.com/firstpresbyterianchurchglencove and https://www.instagram.com/fpcglencove/), and the next few episodes of this podcast will add voices to the written words. The series focuses on the documentary "Pray Away", which highlights the reality and harm of Christian ex-LGBT ministries that have affected over 700,000 people in the United States. In this episode, she and Pastor Lana explore what it was like for her to grew up non-religious, join conservative Christian communities in her early 20s, and with the help of queer Christian communities, be liberated from a theology that says queerness and Christianity are mutually exclusive.  You can watch this episode on our YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/pw_vPdrLW0A) or watch it with automated captions on Panopto (https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=ec2ddc72-12e0-489c-a131-ad9d011202ce.) Remember: You are loved and you are enough.
32:52
October 01, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Job 1:1, 2:1-10 and Psalm 26; Genesis 2:18-24 and Psalm 8; Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12; and Mark 10:2-16.
16:30
September 29, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 and Psalm 124; Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 and Psalm 19:7-14; James 5:13-20; and Mark 9:38-50.
16:13
September 22, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Proverbs 31:10-31 and Psalm 1; Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22 and Jeremiah 11:18-20 and Psalm 54; James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a; and Mark 9:30-37.
14:31
September 15, 2021
God, Community, and "Me-ness": An Interview with Rev. Dr. JJ Flag Pt. 2
This is the second of a two-part interview with Rev. Dr. JJ Flag, a pastor and disability theologian. He shares with Pastor Lana about how the ability to say "I don't know" and "I think something a bit different" has changed him as a person, minister, and community member. These changes have been part of him growing into what he calls his "me-ness".  What does your "me-ness" look like, and how does the Divine co-create with you in this holy, changing place?  You can watch both parts of the interview on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/HsIFNuI9Y7M or watch it with automated captions on Panopto: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=4ac54b00-dec4-4977-9a8a-ad56011c8597.
24:48
September 10, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Proverbs 1:20-33 and Psalm 19 or Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1; Isaiah 50:4-9a and Psalm 116:1-9; James 3:1-12; and Mark 8:27-38.
16:04
September 07, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 and Psalm 125; Isaiah 35:4-7a and Psalm 146; James 2:1-17; and Mark 7:24-37.
12:49
August 31, 2021
Re-Engaging with an Inclusive God: An Interview with Rev. Dr. JJ Flag Pt. 1
This is the first of a two-part interview with Rev. Dr. JJ Flag, a pastor and disability theologian. He shares with Pastor Lana about his childhood faith in God, how that faith ended and then expanded with a richer understanding of disability and divinity, and how he appreciates being able to say "I don't know" when it comes to the hardest questions about God. You can watch both parts of the interview on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/HsIFNuI9Y7M or watch it with automated captions on Panopto: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=4ac54b00-dec4-4977-9a8a-ad56011c8597.
27:35
August 27, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Song of Solomon 2:8-13 and Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9; Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 and Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.
13:14
August 24, 2021
Ordination and the "Cloud of Witnesses": A Reflection from Rev. Emmie Arnold
The newly-ordained Reverend Emmie Arnold takes a moment to reflect on what ordination means to her and how her "cloud of witnesses" - the people cheering her on throughout the journey - made an impact on her heart. Who are the people in your life who do the same for you? What do you need from them during this season?
15:03
August 20, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-30, 41-43 and Psalm 84; Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 and Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-20; and John 6:56-69.
17:40
August 17, 2021
Everything Matters & Everything Belongs: An Interview with Chantilly Mers-Pickett Pt. 2
In part 2 of our interview with Chantilly, a minister, a mother, a partner, a budding gardener, she and Lana discuss retrieving a spirituality that honors all things and expands our vision of what it means to live in this present life. You can watch both parts of our interview on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/LrtKnB8PizQ or with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=25a84b2c-fc1b-4769-ada6-ad2c0157dc6c.
29:57
August 13, 2021
Lectionary In a Human Voice: Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 and Psalm 111; Proverbs 9:1-6 and Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; and John 6:51-58.
15:14
August 10, 2021
A Journey Towards Cooperative Spirituality: An Interview with Chantilly Mers-Pickett Pt. 1
In this week’s episode, Lana interviews Chantilly who is a minister, a mother, a partner, a budding gardener, and so much more (and she works with Chris Romine and Sarah Chung at Common Ground Church, which we’ve talked about on previous episodes). In this episode, you’ll get to hear the first half of my conversation with Chantilly in which she shares about her spiritual upbringing and how her faith shifted from being about false binaries and protection to becoming a spirituality that is about the cooperation of all things. You can watch both parts of our interview on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/LrtKnB8PizQ or with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=25a84b2c-fc1b-4769-ada6-ad2c0157dc6c.
34:39
August 06, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 and Psalm 130; 1 Kings 19:4-8 and Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; and John 6:35, 41-51.
12:56
August 04, 2021
Reclaiming Our Bodies & Improving Our Lives and Deaths: Part 2 of an Interview with Virginia Goss
In part 2 of our interview with Virginia Goss, a hospital chaplain in Brooklyn, New York, we explore wisdom that she has gathered by accompanying patients as they experience the reality of their failing bodies. She shares with us about what this continually teaches her about the embodiment of God, our own embodiment, and what she believes makes a good death.  You can watch both parts of our interview on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_NyE3LBfxdA59O21qEktlw or with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=03f55d5d-32b8-40cf-bbf3-ad28001af84c.
25:51
July 30, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a and Psalm 51:1-12; Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 and Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; and John 6:24-35
15:26
July 27, 2021
Finding My Voice & Feeling My Anger: Part 1 of an Interview with Virginia Goss
In part 1 of our interview with Virginia Goss, a hospital chaplain in Brooklyn, New York, we explore Virginia's faith journey which started in the South with Presbyterian, Pentecostal, and Baptist roots. Virginia shares with us what that was like and how she learned to embrace her own voice as a woman called to ministry. Virginia also shares with us what it was like to come to terms with her anger and how it helped her connect with God, herself, and others. You can watch both parts of our interview on our YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo7AyX6helY or with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=03f55d5d-32b8-40cf-bbf3-ad28001af84c.
37:22
July 23, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Ninth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Ninth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 2 Samuel 11:1-15 and Psalm 14; 2 Kings 4:42-44 and Psalm 145:10-18; Ephesians 3:14-21; and John 6:1-21.
14:53
July 20, 2021
Creeds: What Do You Believe?
Communications Manager and soon-to-be-Reverend Emmie Arnold shares her statement of faith - her own personal creed - and shares about the relevance of creeds in the 21st-century search for meaning. A template for exploring your own spiritual beliefs, in this case specifically from a Christian perspective (but it can easily be altered): I believe ___________ about God the Parent. I believe ___________ about Jesus Christ. I believe ___________ about the Holy Spirit. I believe ___________ about baptism and the Lord's Supper/Eucharist. I believe ___________ about the Bible. I believe ___________ about the church local and the Church universal. I believe ___________ about why the world has as much hardship as it does, and I believe ___________ about how it will look when it is fixed (if I believe that it will be fixed someday).
15:20
July 16, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Eighth Sunday of Easter
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Eighth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 2 Samuel 7:1-14a and Psalm 89:20-37; Jeremiah 23:1-6 and Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; and Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.
16:12
July 13, 2021
Creating and Living in Authentic Community: An Interview with Chris Romine
Chris Romine, an organizer of a new worshipping community, Common Ground, shares with Pastor Lana about his shape-shifting faith journey and hopes for community-building. The topics include creating a space for spiritual exiles and folks seeking to deconstruct and decolonize their faith, telling bigger stories about God, and communally forging better paths as we seek to follow the radically inclusive Jesus Christ together.  You can learn more about Common Ground NYC by checking out their website: https://www.cgnyc.church/.  You can watch the full-length interview on our YouTube channel (https://youtu.be/CFbbmP83zic) and you can watch with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=405c30b3-cc42-40f5-99b8-ad27014fc146.
01:11:08
July 09, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Seventh Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 and Psalm 24; Amos 7:7-15 and Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; and Mark 6:14-29.
14:42
July 06, 2021
How Doing "Lectionary in a Human Voice" Is Changing My Faith
Communications manager Emmie Arnold has been reading the weekly Bible lectionary passages every Tuesday morning for our podcast series "Lectionary in a Human Voice". She has some reflections on how it's formed her more than she could have expected.   You can watch this episode on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/QZ5Dd4sBdLQ.
09:58
July 02, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Sixth Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Sixth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 and Psalm 48; Ezekiel 2:1-5 and Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; and Mark 6:1-13.
12:33
June 29, 2021
Queer & Christian
Ever wondered if it's okay to be part of the LGBTQIA+ community and be Christian? At the Glenwood Table, we believe the answer is a resounding Yes! In this week's episode, Lana shares a bit of their experience as a queer Christian and invites us to recognize that our stories are sacred already. If you're looking for more resources on faith and sexual orientation/gender identity, check out https://www.qchristian.org/.
16:51
June 25, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you?  This week is Fifth Sunday After Pentecost. In this set of readings, we even have a selection from intertestamental literature, sometimes known as the Apocrypha or Deuterocanonical books. The Scripture passages are 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 and Psalm 130; Wisdom of Solomon (otherwise known as the Book of Wisdom) 1:13-15, 2:23-24 and Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; and Mark 5:21-43.
14:56
June 22, 2021
Juneteenth & Freedom
In this episode, Pastor Lana shares a bit of the history of Juneteenth and explores how Juneteenth offers us an invitation to engage a faith that brings more personal, communal, and global freedom into the world. You can read more about Juneteenth here: https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth.
19:47
June 18, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is the Fourth Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, and 32-49 and Psalm 9:9-20; Job 38:1-11 and Psalm 107:1-3 and 23-32; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; and Mark 4:35-41.
18:30
June 15, 2021
"My Favorite Fork in the Road (So Far)": One of Emmie's Stories
Emmie Arnold, Glenwood Table's communications manager, has written and told stories since she was young. She's starting to collect some short stories of her life experiences as a person and hospital chaplain in order to write a book. This one chronicles how a deeply meaningful patient interaction affected her life in a strange and unpleasant way once she left the hospital - yet the strangeness and unpleasantness eventually brought her somewhere beautiful. You can also watch this as a YouTube video.
14:14
June 11, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Third Sunday After Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is the Third Sunday After Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 and Psalm 20; Ezekiel 17:22-24 and Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; and Mark 4:26-34.
13:44
June 09, 2021
Letting Ourselves Not Have It All Figured Out: An Interview with Sarah Chung
In this episode, Pastor Lana and Common Ground NYC worship fellow Sarah Chung discuss the lifelong process of deconstructing painful, fundamentalist theology and church experiences and reconstructing something more liberating in its place. They explore her journey from being Baptist to more charismatic to listening to her heart and still holding onto the title of Christian, even while not having everything figured out.  You can learn more about Common Ground NYC, a progressive community that gathers around the God who loves all people, by checking out their website: https://www.cgnyc.church/. You can watch the full interview on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/AEVQr9EiGB8 or with automated captions here: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=489bb781-d49f-429c-a9f2-ad17015f7296.
01:08:19
June 03, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Second Sunday after Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week in the lectionary is the Second Sunday after Pentecost, and the Scripture passages are 1 Samuel 8:4-20 & 11:14-15 and Psalm 138; Genesis 3:8-15 and Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; and Mark 3:20-35.
14:07
June 01, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This special day in the lectionary is the visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, and the Scripture passages are 1 Samuel 2:1-10, Psalm 113, Romans 12:9-16b, and Luke 1:39-57.
08:53
May 31, 2021
Palestine, Israel, Trauma, and Where We Go From Here
In this episode, Pastor Lana and communications manager Emmie explore what's happening in Palestine and Israel from a trauma-informed lens and their personal travel experiences. They attempt to offer a nuanced perspective and ideas about how our spirituality can bring freedom and denounce un-freedom.    Ideas for how to respond: Write to your representative about HB 2590, the Palestinian Children and Families Act Read a letter to the US Government from Palestinians See the Jewish Voice for Peace's legislative advocacy agenda Read Christians for Middle East Peace's letter to the UN Security Council  If you would like to watch this as a video on our YouTube channel, click here. If you would like to watch this as a video with automated captions, click here. 
49:47
May 27, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Trinity Sunday
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is Trinity Sunday, and the Scripture passages are Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 29, Romans 8:12-17, and John 3:1-17.
09:53
May 25, 2021
Providing a Church Home for the Church Homeless: An Interview with Rev. Don Van Antwerpen
In this episode, we meet Rev. Don Van Antwerpen, a minister in Japan who's trying to do church in a new way: online over a Discord channel with people around the world who had struggled to feel at home elsewhere. He shares about his belief in the power of traditional Christian theology and structures while maintaining a focus on being radically open to the Spirit speaking to us in the 21st century.  If the Unfinished Church sounds like a place you want to go, it's easy to connect with them. Check them out! Website: pastorkuma.wixsite.com/unfinished Facebook: @unfinishedKIPC Podcast: anchor.fm/pastorkuma Instagram/Twitter: @pastorkuma We have the video of the full-length interview on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/3wfJ9CjDruE. If you would like to watch it with automated captions, you can check out this link: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?tid=8c709034-a384-4e37-b0be-ad26000a1f7d. 
01:03:39
May 20, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Day of Pentecost
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is the Day of Pentecost. The Bible passages are Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; Acts 2:1-21; and John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15.
12:12
May 18, 2021
Learning from Eunuchs
In this episode, Lana explores the story of the Ethiopian Eunuch found in the book of Acts. While we don't have eunuchs in our world today like the original readers of this story, we do have people who have experienced suffering at the hands of our systems. And those people have something to teach us about ourselves, about our faith, and about our society.  If you have a question or a topic that you'd like us to address, email us at thetable@fpcglencove.org.
31:51
May 13, 2021
Lectionary in a Human Voice: Seventh Sunday of Easter
This series invites you to listen to the Bible lectionary passages for the week and identify what themes you see the Divine illuminating throughout the arc of the Old and New Testaments. What do these ancient words bring up for you? What could they build within you? This week is the Seventh Sunday of Easter, and the Scripture passages are Acts 1:15-17 and 21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5:9-13; and John 17:6-19.
08:52
May 11, 2021
Seeking a More Contemplative Christianity: An Interview with Elizabeth Gonzalez
In this episode, we meet Elizabeth Gonzalez, a clerk at the US House of Representatives who became a Catholic as an adult. She shares about her journey from evangelical Christianity to finding her own way forward, guided by history, curiosity, and God. We also have the video of the full-length interview on our YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/5TI8m0P4D2A. If you would like to watch it with automated captions, you can check out this link: https://fordham.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?tid=aa21c811-3cc5-477c-a16b-ad11011313e2
01:11:49
May 06, 2021
'Thomas Who Asked for What He Needed': A Meditation on 'Doubting Thomas'
Emmie Arnold, the communications manager of Glenwood Table and First Presbyterian Church of Glen Cove and PICU and palliative care chaplain at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, offers a different lens for how we can see the disciple who often gets the nickname "Doubting Thomas." The Scripture passage for this meditation is from John 20:19-31.
16:51
April 21, 2021
Easter Meditation
As we celebrate Easter, take a moment for a guided meditation with Lance. In this meditation, we'll explore Jesus as a wisdom teacher and think about the ways that we view the world and how this affects the ways that we live.
15:58
April 03, 2021
From No Faith to Faith to Transformed Faith: An Interview with Emmie Arnold
In this episode, we meet Emmie Arnold, a children’s hospital chaplain and a communications manager for a local church. Emmie shares her story of going from having no faith to faith and then a transformed faith. We hope you enjoy this conversation! As always, if you have a question that you’d like to hear us discuss on the podcast, email us at thetable@fpcglencove.org. Enjoy!
01:02:02
March 24, 2021
The Bible & Faith
In this episode, we explore what the Bible is all about and how we can use it in a way that deepens our connection with ourselves, each other, and creation. If you have questions about this or other topics related to faith, email us at thetable@fpcglencove.org. We'd love to hear from you!
24:11
March 11, 2021
Intro to the Glenwood Table
This is a podcast for reimagining faith for the 21st century. We’d love to hear from you! What questions do you have about faith? What topics would you like to hear us discuss? You can email us at thetable@fpcglencove.org.
02:09
March 10, 2021
Faith & Sex
It's no secret that Christianity has long demonized human sexuality. If we just look around, we can hear many of these anti-sex messages all around us. In this episode, Rev. Lana takes a look at the connection between faith & sex. 
20:56
February 26, 2021