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)

Exploring Further:
Transforming Community
Ruth Haley Barton

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Music Credit:
Lent: Music in Solitude

Journey through Lent with music

Transforming Center

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  1. 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?

    • 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,

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