Same Old Song

The Mockingbird Lectionary Podcast

About the show

Join the Rev. Jacob Smith and the Rev. Aaron Zimmerman each week as they break down the lectionary texts for the coming Sunday with Gospel insight, a few (in)appropriate cultural references, and a heart for the sufferer in the pew—and the pulpit. All in a half an hour or so. Lectionary readings here:

Audio production by TJ Hester

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  • Episode 7: Episode 7: Christmas 1, The Feast Of The Holy Name

    December 27th, 2016  |  25 mins 54 secs

    In this week's episode we discuss the texts for the first Sunday after Christmas: Numbers 6:22-27, Philippians 2:5-11 and Luke 2:15-21.

  • Episode 6: Episode 6: Christmas Day!

    December 23rd, 2016  |  23 mins 26 secs

    We give our take on the readings for Christmas day, year A. We're talking Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-6, and John 1:1-14.

  • Episode 5: Episode 5: Christmas Eve

    December 20th, 2016  |  25 mins 19 secs

    In our fifth episode we deal with the Lectionary texts for Christmas Eve, Year A: Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20.

  • Episode 4: Episode 4: Advent 4 (A)

    December 13th, 2016  |  21 mins 53 secs

    In our fourth episode we deal with the Lectionary texts for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year A: Isaiah 7:10-16, Romans 1:1-7 and Matthew 1:18-25. They're texts that in different ways talk about the significance of signs.

  • Episode 3: Episode 3: Advent 3 (A)

    December 6th, 2016  |  25 mins 33 secs

    In our third episode we deal with the Lectionary texts for the Third Sunday of Advent, Year A: Isaiah 11:1-10, Romans 15:4-13 and Matthew 3:1-12. We consider what it means to look to these texts for real words of grace and hope.

  • Episode 2: Episode 2: Advent 2

    November 28th, 2016  |  23 mins 42 secs

    In our second episode we deal with the Lectionary texts for the Second Sunday of Advent, Year A.

  • Episode 1: Episode 1: Advent 1

    November 25th, 2016  |  22 mins 14 secs

    Our debut episode dealing with the lectionary texts for Advent 1 in year A. Happy New Year!