Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches a sermon from Matthew 25:31-46 called, “I’d Have Baked a Cake.” “I was there,” Jesus says, “in every hungry, thirsty, strange, naked, sick, and imprisoned person you ever encountered. You just didn’t see me.” You can almost hear their response: “But Lord, if we’d known it was you we would have acted differently. We would have thrown a party, would have baked a cake. We would have treated you like the king you are!” Which is just what Jesus doesn’t want…
Will Willimon is a retired bishop in the United Methodist Church, a powerful preacher, and a prolific author. His most recent book is: Who Lynched Willie Earle? Preaching to Confront Racism.
Michael Curry is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church (USA), the author of Crazy Christians, and one of the most sought-after preachers in America.
Amy Butler is the Senior Minister of the Riverside Church in New York City and a popular preacher, speaker, and writer. Her new book will be published in early 2018 by Random House.
Brian McLaren is a speaker, an activist, and bestselling author of More Ready than you Realize, We Make the Road by Walking, and, most recently, The Great Spiritual Migration.