Soul Auction, Temple Truth

In the Gospel of John, the story of Jesus cleansing the temple is noisy and messy with livestock, bartering, and coins clanging on marble.  In this sermon you can almost hear the cacophony as Michael Brothers gives voice to the often overlooked moneychangers and sellers and shows how “temple truth is messy”.

Preacher: Michael Brothers

Text: John 2:13-17

Sermon from The 2016 Buechner Writer’s Workshop
Princeton Theological Seminary, June 2016


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Michael A. Brothers is Associate Professor of Speech Communication in Ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. He holds an M.A. from Northwestern University’s School of Speech, and M.Div., Th.M., and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton Seminary. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Brothers served a congregation for seven years in Danville, Kentucky, where he also was chaplain of Centre College. His teaching and research interests include the relationship between performance studies, aesthetics, narrative, and preaching.