March 4, 2018
Lent 3, Empire: Counting the Cost
Readings: Psalm 19 and John 2:13-25
This week we will explore John 2:13-25, commonly known as the Cleansing of the Temple, when Jesus throws the merchants and the money changers from the Temple. We will probe beyond the traditional interpretation of this text to appreciate Jesus’s actions in the context of the Roman Empire and what that might mean for us in today’s context of Empire. Join me and be swept into the passion and chaos of the Holy Spirit.