October 17, 2021

B47: The Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2021)

Jim Somerville

“In a book called The Critical Years, Sharon Parks writes about going to Harvard as a new chaplain.” At a reception, a professor shared with her how hard it had been to send his son to college for the first time. He was worried that the worst thing that would happen to his son would be “for him to come to the place where it was no longer possible for him to make meaning.” Jim Somerville, Pastor of Richmond’s First Baptist Church and Co-Founder of A Sermon for Every Sunday, preaches from Mark 10:35-45, a passage in which Jesus asks us to “tear down our old frameworks of understanding…and put up new ones in their place.” The nerve!

Manuscript available: click HERE