November 15, 2015

B51: The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (2015)

Brian Blount

Brian K. Blount is a Presbyterian minister, New Testament scholar, and President of Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.  In this week’s sermon from Mark 13:1-8 he notes that in Presbyterian planning materials the theme for the day is “Care Giver” Sunday. Seriously? “How could you call this Care Giver Sunday?” Blount wonders.  “Jesus tells his disciples that the temple is going to come crashing down, that not one stone will be left upon another.  Does anybody care about that?”  Listen as Blount explains how the “apocalyptic good news” shines through this daunting text and what it might mean for our celebration of the season.