Episode 42: Moana
On this week’s Technicolor Jesus, Matt and Adam welcome Margaret Aymer, The First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, D. Thomason Professor of New Testament Studies at Austin Theological Seminary, to talk about water, call, Easter and Moana. In our first segment, Justification by Faith, the group talks about how Moana helps us understand Christian narratives of call and formation. In the second segment, Preaching to the Choir, the group discusses the intersection of Moana and the lectionary passages for Easter Sunday, Year B. Engaging the resurrection accounts in Mark and John, the group explores themes of redemption, restoration, and gardening. Finally, in the last segment, Postludes, Adam lifts up an old sermon and Matt finds insight in amazing houses.
Margaret Aymer is the The First Presbyterian Church, Shreveport, D. Thomason Professor of New Testament Studies at Austin Theological Seminary. She is also the author of a number of books, including her most recent, Islanders, Islands, and the Bible.
John Chrysostom Paschal Homily