Interrupting Business As Usual – A Sermon On John 2:13-22

I don't think this story is simply about Jesus getting angry. Jesus got angry. I get angry. It's ok to get angry. That misses the point. There’s more to this story than that. And I don't think it's about the animals or the moneychangers being in the temple. Jesus surely had to have known they were there. He grew up as a faithful Jew going to the temple. He didn't show up this day and say, "Wow! There are animals and moneychangers here. I didn't know this. This is wrong." The animals and moneychangers had always been there. That's how the system worked. It was business as usual for them to be there.

Stone By Stone God Rebuilds Our Temple – A Sermon On Luke 21:5-19

The collect and readings for yesterday, proper 28C, the twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost may be found here. The appointed gospel is Luke 21:5-19. When some were speaking about the temple, how it was adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated…

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