Ralph Connor Memorial United Church

The Little White Church on Main Street, Canmore, Alberta

Sermon: March 7, 2021 – John 2: 13-22 – Lent III

Tables overturned. Coins scattered on the floor.  Animals intended for ritual sacrifice, driven out.  Those responsible for such atrocities, chastised.  This graphic event even has its own special names: the cleansing of the temple, or, overturning the tables of the moneychangers.  In a fine sermon last Sunday, Erin Klassen at Scarboro United Church in Calgary stepped back from some of that language, but clearly stated that whatever the motive and size and symbolism of the incident, it recalls the day …

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