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Lectionary Sermon for 20 March 2016 (Palm Sunday) Year C on Luke 19:28-40

If you want to understand why Jesus was crucified, starting with Palm Sunday is as good a place as any to find a reason. Crucifixion was of course a deliberate Roman technique for demonstrating to the general population why it … Continue reading

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Lectionary Sermon for 24 March 2013 (Palm Sunday) on Luke 19:28-40

The catch with domesticating Palm Sunday and turning in it into a Sunday School type celebration of self-conscious congregation members waving palm branches and emitting embarrassed-sounding muted shouts of “Hallelujah” is not that it isn’t worth doing, it is simply … Continue reading

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Lectionary sermon for Palm Sunday 1 April 2012 on Mark 11:1-11 (or John 12:12 – 16)

Palm Sunday as recorded by Mark is a story overlaid with confusion about Jesus, prophetic symbolism and a strange mix of humility and in-your-face political challenge. You may well already be aware that Jesus entry to Jerusalem is suggested by … Continue reading

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