Friday, April 27, 2012

The Awakening

Christopher Elwood
Professor of Historical Theology

March 30, 2012
It’s a familiar ritual, this processional entry of a messiah into Jerusalem. It often becomes for us a time for palm-waving and half-hearted hosannas, celebration that quickly moves offstage as we prepare for the somber and more deeply spiritual events of Holy Week. But what if the Judean Spring of long ago is a key to Jesus’ genuinely revolutionary mission? What if we find in these stories the wild upsetter of our habit of getting used to the world as given to us? No wonder we hurry to get this troublemaker on to a cross! Listen to the sermon.