High Priest Hilkiah & The Temple of Doom
Okay, so Hilkiah isn’t *actually* Indiana Jones, but a whole epic adventure begins when he is sent on a mission into the under-construction temple and (re-)discovers the lost book of the law. Hearers of the lost-and-found-again scroll, including King Josiah and ALL the people, are chagrined to learn how far they’ve strayed from the faith, practices, and covenant of their ancestors. Engaging this epic adventure leads Pastor Megan to wonder about – in our own time and place and for our own church community – artifice and culture, the core of our faith-worship-practice, and the covenant seeds for justice and grace.
Megan M Ramer
Narrative Lectionary – Year 2
- Mark Throntveit, commentary on the text, www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=4218.
- Sermon manuscript for reading.
- PHOTO: Harrison Ford with his young, chiseled chest, in “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”