Season 7: Week 8 | Eastertide: Living in the Mystery

The seasons of the church year are meant to teach us something about the spiritual life we need to learn. In fact, by entering into these seasons we experience the deeper dynamics and rhythms of the spiritual life by walking closely with Jesus and learning from him as we go.

In the last episode of this special season on Lent, we move into the Easter season and reflect on living in the mystery  of the resurrection. Scriptures referenced in this episode: John 20:11-18; Luke 24:13-35; John 21:1-14; John 20:19-29

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Mentioned in this podcast:
Revised Common Lectionary
“Resurrection” by Mary Ann Bernard (from Rueben Job and Norman Shawchuck, eds.,  A Guide to Prayer for Ministers and Other Servants)

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Ruth Haley Barton

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Music Credit:
Lent: Music in Solitude

Journey through Lent with music

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4 Comments

  1. Manuela on April 17, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    I have enjoyed greatly your words Ruth. The significance of the resurrected Lord through the four snapshits that you gave brings to life in a new way the healing presence of Christ. Life continues, hurts, doubts, fears too.. Allowing Christ to meet us, to listen to us, to love on us, and heal us is the mystery of the life giving resurrection.

  2. Melody Bollinger on April 17, 2020 at 11:18 am

    Dear Ruth and Transforming Center

    THANK YOU for such incredible life-giving work!!! This podcast, as others is truly soul-feeding. I’ve had a past with many years of legalistic teaching and often find myself battling discouragement and trying to fathom such deep love from God for me. Your teachings bring our God’s heart to life and I thank Him for such beautiful work and also you!

    I’d like to add my “vote” to Debi’s request for a transcript should you consider making this available. It was one of my first thoughts when listening to the talk. There is such rich material in this recording and for me, I like to print so I can sit with words on a page to consider, high-lite and make notes.

    May God love on you all, and bless His work through you in especially great ways!

    With my gratitude,

    Melody ~

  3. Debi on April 27, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Dear Ruth,
    I was moved deeply by this particular podcast. It spoke to the places of hurt and sorrow in my life: so much so, that the Holy Spirit nudged me to take a personal retreat of prayer and solitude, using the four resurrection encounter passages, and your questions of invitation.
    I was hoping to access a transcript on the Eastertide podcast, as I wanted to leave my phone behind, but I could not find any link to a transcript.
    How can I obtain a transcript?
    Blessings,
    Debi

    • Transforming Center on May 8, 2019 at 10:38 am

      Hello Debi,
      Thanks for reaching out to us. I am so encouraged to hear how deeply moving this episode was for you. Deep calls to deep, and I’m thankful for the resonance. We do not, unfortunately, have transcripts for podcast episodes at this time. As we think about future seasons of the podcast, however, this is something I’ll keep in mind.
      Peace to you,
      Sam

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